David Williams


‘Coal Miner Governor’ Paul Patton will debut memoir Saturday at Kentucky Book Festival

BY: - October 20, 2023

When I interviewed Paul E. Patton in 1987 for the Lexington Herald-Leader during his bid to become Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, he showed me his fingernails. They looked as if they needed a good scrubbing, I told him. He laughed. He said they represented where he came from.  The stain from operating coal mines for 20 […]