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0:46 - Background

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Partial Transcript: I'd like to begin the interview by asking if you wouldn't mind relating a bit of your personal history and background.

Segment Synopsis: King discusses his background, including where he was born, where he was educated, and previous job experience.

Keywords: Boyle County; Eastern Kentucky University; Mercer County; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Teachers--Training of

3:30 - Superintendent job

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Partial Transcript: Could you tell me what you like about being superintendent and what you don't like?

Segment Synopsis: King discusses the positive and negative aspects of his job, including the relationship he has with the school board and his interactions with students.

Keywords: Mercer County; Political campaigns; Relationships with students

Subjects: School boards School boards--Elections Teacher-superintendent relationships

7:22 - Issues

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Partial Transcript: What are some of the problems that you see in the school system?

Segment Synopsis: King discusses the issues in the schools system, such as overcrowding and budgets.

Keywords: City/county relationship; Drugs; House Bill 44; Mercer County; Overcrowding

Subjects: School budgets School buildings School buses School discipline School taxes--Laws and legislation Student transportation

19:45 - Funding

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Partial Transcript: If I could get back to money, do you think the ADA is the best way?

Segment Synopsis: King discusses the issues around funding in Mercer County, especially with regard to agriculture and vocational education.

Keywords: Agriculture; Expansion; Mercer County

Subjects: School funds Vocational school

23:05 - Job duties

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Partial Transcript: How would you say you spend, what is your average day, typical day?

Segment Synopsis: King discusses what his job entails, including job security, politics, and teacher relationships.

Keywords: Job security; Mercer County; Politics

Subjects: State departments of education Teacher associations

27:02 - Decision makers

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Partial Transcript: Who would you mention as being some of the more important of influential decision makers in Mercer County?

Segment Synopsis: King discusses the other important figures in the county

Keywords: Farmers; Labor leaders

Subjects: Bankers County government Lawyers

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