Interview with Freed Curd, September 12, 2003

Curd (House 1980-1998, 5th district; Democrat) discusses his childhood in rural communities on both sides of the Tennessee/Western Kentucky border, military service, education at Murray State University, and his background as a high school teacher and principal. He goes on to cover his impressions of several governors, lobbyists, funding for Murray State University projects, education reform, tax increases, the used car industry, the community college system, legislative independence, and the BOPTROT scandal. Curd also discusses his role as mayor of Murray (Ky.) after his retirement from the legislature.

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Blandford, Donald J.   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Collins, Martha Layne   Curd, Freed   Curd, Freed--Interviews   Educational change   Educational change--Kentucky   Home schooling   Jones, Brereton   Kentucky--Officials and employees--Discipline   Kentucky. Education Reform Act (1990)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kentucky. Governor (1983-1987 : Collins)   Kentucky. Governor (1987-1991 : Wilkinson)   Kentucky. Governor (1991-1995 : Jones)   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Mayors--Kentucky--Murray--Biography.   Medical laws and legislation   Murray State University   Patton, Paul E., 1937-   Richards, Jody   Segregation   Stumbo, W. Grady   Teachers--Kentucky--Biography   Tennessee Valley Authority   Trigg County (Ky.)   Used car trade   Used cars   Wethington, Charles T. (Charles Turner), Jr.   Wilkinson, Wallace G.  

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