Nation: Kentucky's Shrewd Lady

When Gov 's away, she can play

If nothing else, Thelma Stovall has found a novel way to make the Governor of Kentucky stick to his old Kentucky home. If he wanders too far or tarries too long beyond the state's borders, he had better look back and ask, "What's Thelma up to now?"

Stovall, 59, a modest but tough Democratic politician, struck first in 1959. She was secretary of state then, the third-ranking office in Kentucky, and she found one day that both Governor Happy Chandler and his Lieutenant Governor were away. By law,...

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