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0:54 - Background information

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Partial Transcript: First of all, I'd like some of your personal background.

Segment Synopsis: The Grosses talk about the background of both of their families. John Gross' father was also County Judge.

Keywords: County Judge; Laurel County

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8:13 - Political background

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Partial Transcript: When did you become judge, County Judge?

Segment Synopsis: Gross says that he ran for City Council and won. He also served on the Water Commission. He served as County Judge from 1966 to 1974.

Keywords: County Judge; Laurel County; Water Commission

Subjects: City Councils Republican party (Ky.)

14:25 - Judicial referendum

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Partial Transcript: What do you think of the new court system?

Segment Synopsis: Gross says that he is against the referendum and talks about how the courts have been effected.

Keywords: County Judge; County Judge Executive; Laurel County

Subjects: Juvenile courts

19:09 - County Judge

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Partial Transcript: When you become judge, what were some of the things you really thought you wanted to do?

Segment Synopsis: Gross says that when he was elected, he wanted to get the county out of debt and build a new prison. He thinks that roads have become more of an issue.

Keywords: County Judge; Laurel County

Subjects: Prisons--Construction Roads--Construction

22:00 - Kentucky politics

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Partial Transcript: And we're forgotten down here. We're a Republican county.

Segment Synopsis: Gross claims that Laurel County received less funding from Democratic governors because it is a Republican majority county.

Keywords: Laurel County

Subjects: Democrat Kentucky--Politics and government Political parties--United States Republican party (Ky.) Revenue sharing

36:35 - Influential people

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Partial Transcript: In some very small counties, superintendents are so powerful.

Segment Synopsis: Gross talks about influential people in Laurel County including the school superintendent and newspaper editor.

Keywords: County Judge; Laurel County

Subjects: County government Newspaper editors--United States School superintendents

47:26 - Elections

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Partial Transcript: When my dad was running for County Judge, of course he rode a horse.

Segment Synopsis: Gross talks about what it is like to be in an election. He believes that his second win was easier because he did a good job during his first term.

Keywords: County Judge; Laurel County

Subjects: Political campaigns

55:47 - Future of Laurel County

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Partial Transcript: What do you think are the prospects for the future of this county?

Segment Synopsis: Gross believes that Laurel County is on an upward track because of many local businesses.

Keywords: Laurel County

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