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Judge Melton administers oath to 3 for 2 day terms

New Sheriff Harrison Moss, new Jailer Rick Wilson, and new Coroner Todd Akin will assume offices two days early, at 12:01amCT, Saturday, January 1, 2010

By Ed Waggener

Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton administered the oath of office to three Adair County officials who will be filling out the unexpired terms resulting from vacancies created when three officials, Sheriff Ralph Curry and Regional Jailer William "Bug" Knight resigned early because of quirks in the retirement rules. effective midnight, December 31, 2010, to serve a two day unexpired term before being sworn in again on Sunday, January 2, 2011 for a four-year term to start at 12:01am, January 3, 2011

Adair County Coroner Rick Wilson, who is assuming the unexpired term of Mr. Knight, resigned his post in order to take the post of Adair County Jailer.

The three officials taking oaths this morning were, Adair County Coroner-elect Todd Akin, as coroner; Rick Wilson, as Regional Jailer, and Harrison Moss, as Adair County Sheriff.

Akin and Wilson each affirmed the traditional oath of office. For the sheriff, three oaths, including the traditional one, and a constitutional oath, and gaming oath, were administered.

The three offically take office January 1 at 12:01amCT for two day terms expiring at midnight, January 2, 2011.The full terms begin at 12:01amCT, Monday, January 3, 2011.

The ceremonies took place in the CJE's office, Suite 1, Adair Co. Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, starting at 10:30amCT.

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Harrison Moss affirms oath for 2-day term as sheriff

2010-12-29 - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair Annex, Ste. 1, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
Harrison Moss center, raises his right hand while placing his left hand a Bible held, affirming one of three oaths which must be administered prior to Kentucky sheriff's taking office. On the left is Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton. On the right is the new Adair County Coroner, Todd Akin.

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Three take office for unexpired 2-day terms

2010-12-29 - Photo by Sandy Wilson. Adair Annex, Ste. 1, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
Judge Ann Melton, left, with new officials who have taken the necessary oath of office to assume duties for unexpired two day terms beginning at 12:01amCT, January 1, 2011. From left (Judge Melton), Sheriff Harrison Moss, Regional Jailer Rick Wilson, and Adair County Coroner Todd Akin. The officials will repeat he oaths on Sunday afternoon, January 2, 2011, at 2pmCT in the Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, for full four year terms to begin at 12:01amCT, January 3, 2011.

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Rick Wilson affirms oath on family Bible

2010-12-29 - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair Annex, Ste. 1, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
With his wife Sandy holding the family Bible new Adair County Regional Jailer Rick Wilson affirms the traditional Kentucky oath of office, administered by Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, left. It was a family affair for the Wilsons, with them is their daughter Kacy, at home on Christmas break from her studies at Western Kentucky University.

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Todd Akin affirms oath of office

2010-12-30 - Photo by Kacy Wilson. Suite 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public SQ, Columbia, KY
Todd Akin, center, affirmed the oath of office yesterday, administered by Adair County CJE Ann Melton, as Akin's predecessor, Rick Wilson holds his own family Bible for the occasion. The ceremony took place starting at 10:30amCT, to fill a vacancy in three critical offices, that of coroner, jailer, and sheriff, for January 1 and 2, 2011.

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