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Photo Album: Taking the Oath of Office

City and county officials, including magistrates, constables, city council members, and a host of other officers were sworn in at a ceremony at the Adair County Judicial Center, Sunday afternoon, 4 Jan 2015. Posting of this album is planned over two-three days. Please check back at least through Wed 7 Jan 2015 for additions.




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2015 Swearing-In Ceremonies: Color Guard



2015-01-04 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County VFW Post 6097 Color Guard, Ron Holt, left, and Commander Joe Hare, at attention as State Rep. John BAM Carney leads the pledge of allegiance at the 2015 Swearing In Ceremonies today, Sunday, January 4, 2014

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Swearing In Program: Adair Co., KY - Bro. Stanley Watson



2015-01-04 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Bro. Stanley Watson, pastor of Kellyville Community Church, stood in for Bro. Terry White, pastor of Columbia Christian Church, to give the invocation at the Swearing In Ceremonies, Sunday, January 4, 2015. He reminded the capacity crowd that they are a blessed people, and reminded the officers to be sworn in to compromise and come together for the good of all, and taking a text from I Timothy 3, 1-13, he reminded the elected officials of the qualities needed of all who would be overseers.

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Circuit Judge Judy Vance takes oath of office



2015-01-04 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Holding her hand on the Bible held by her oldest daughter, Courtney, Circuit Judge Judy Vance was the first official to take the office of 29th Judicial Circuit Judge for a second term. Judge Vance was elected in 2010, over strong opposition for the judgeship, which serves Adair and Casey County. In 2014, she was re-elected without opposition. The oath was administered by Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Debra Hembree Lamberth. It was the first time an Appellate Judge had attended an inaugural event in Adair County, Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy said in his opening remarks. Mr. Loy can be seen in the right background. At left, background, is Columbia City Councillor Charles Grimsley.

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District Judge Michael Loy sworn in for third term



2015-01-04 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
District Judge Michael Loy spoke with Columbia VFW Post Commander Joe Hare after taking the oath of office for a third term as 29th Judicial District serving Adair and Casey Counties. His son, J.T. had the honor of holding the Bible on this occasion. In 2007, his wife, Robin Cheatham Loy had that honor, while hold daughter Amber as a baby. Amber had the honor in 2011. Robin Loy is hold their youngest, Ashley, who would be next in line for the job in 2019. Since the first election, Judge Loy has faced no opposition.

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2015 Swearing-In Ceremony: Judge Debra Lambert



2015-01-05 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Debra Lambert administered the oath of office to Circuit Judge Judy Vance, and above, District Judge Michael Loy. Seated behind her is Bro. Craig Huddleston, pastor of Purdy Separate Baptist Church, who closed the ceremonies with the benediction. Waiting in the wings, left front, is Adair County CJE Michael Stephens, and in the doorway, Columbia City Councillor-elect Craig Lasley and Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White.

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Mike Stephens takes oath of office as 25th Adair CJE



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judy Vance administered the oath of office to Michael Leee Stephens at the Swearing-In Ceremonies held Sunday, January 4, 2015. With him are members of his family. After this ceremony, the new County Judge Executive administered oaths of office to most of the county and city officials and school board members. CJE Stephens will preside, for the first time, over an organizational Fiscal Court this morning at 8:30amCT. From left, visible in the photo Mike Stephens, Trey Stephens, La'Gene Stephens, Jon Begley, Raegann Stephens, Lee Stephens, and Lindsay Stephens, and Judge Vance.

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Judge Judy Vance swears in Adair Clerk Lisa Greer



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Lisa Greer, newly elected Adair County Court Clerk, is sworn in by Circuit Judge Judy Vance in ceremonies at the Adair County Judicial Center on Sunday, January 4, 2014. That's her grandson, Braxton Tucker. Between the upraised hands can be seen longtime PVA Junior Feese.

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CJE Mike Stephens administers oaths to Sheriff Harrison Moss



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens administered oaths of office for Kentucky Sheriffs for Sheriff Harrison Moss. Moss affirmed the constititional oath, and in addition the Sheriff's Oath. His wife, Shirley Moss, is beside him; the Bible is held by his son, Matthew Moss. Standing behind him, also taking the oath, are Deputies and Court Security officers of the Adair County Sheriff's Office. Front row, form left: Chief Deputy B.J. Bray, Deputy Aaron Rainwater, Deputy Jared Conover, Deputy Adam Cravens, hidden; Part time Deputy, Brandon Hitch, Court security; Deputy Justin Cross; Back row, from lef, all court security: Richard Redmon, Radine Burton (not visible), Jeb Thomas, Bonnie Spoon , Fred Dorman, Laura Seelye, Sheriff Moss is the first Democrat to be re-elected in the last 100 years. - EW

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Judge Judy Vance swears in Adair Regional Jailer Joey White



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judy Vance administers the oath of Office for Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White, on a Bible held by Trey Stephens, with his wife, Elizabeth Burton White, by his side holding his daughter. Behind the baby is White's mother, Marci White. His father, Bro. Terry White, was unable to attend. The photo was taken Sunday, 4 Jan 2015, at the Adair Judicial Center. The oath was ceremonial, as White had official been sworn in earlier to assume the unexpired term of his predecessor, Rick Wilson, who retired effective 31 December 2014.

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Curtis Hardwick sworn in as Columbia Mayor for 4th term



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair CJE Michael Stephens administered the oath of office for Columbia Mayor Curtis Hardwick, who is entering his fourth term (a record?) in the office. At his side were granddaughters Caroline and Madeline Hardwick. His grandson, Timothy Griffen Hardwick, now almost four years old, held the Bible. Hardwick will preside over the meeting of City Council tonight, Mon 5 Jan 2014, at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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Holly Grimsley takes oath of office as Deputy CJE



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County CJE Mike Stephens administers oath of office for Holly Grimsley, who now serves as his Deputy CJE, as Grimsley's husband, Charles Grimsley holds the Bible. The photo was taken 4 Jan 2015, at the Adair Judicial Center. - EW

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CJE Mike Stephens administers oath for County Attorney



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, continues as Adair County Attorney. At her side holding Bible, is husband Jason Corbin. CJE Mike Stephens officiated in the ceremony on Sun 4 Jan 2015.

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PVA Jeff Feese preparing to take oath of office



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Jeff Feese and Judge Vance are seen above raising their hands for the administration of the oath of office. Maddy Feese, Jeff Feese' daughter, is holding the Bible, along with family members and Kevin Shepherd and Landon Edwards (hidden), Deputy PVAs. Deputy Elaine Bennett was unable to attend.

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Lisa Burton takes oaths of office for School Board Div 3



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Lisa Burton takes the oath of office as School Board Member, Division 3, during the Swearing-In Ceremonies on Sunday 4 Jan 2014. At right is her daughter, Devan, a student at Adair County Middle School the Bible is held by her husband, Mitchell Burton. Out of frame are her son, Kyle, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, and Judge Judy Vance administering the constitutional oath and the special school board member oath of office, outlining the duties and the restrictions of the special office.

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Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney enters 5th term



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener .
Mike McKinney, Adair County Surveyor since 1998, enters his fifth term, sworn into office by Circuit Judge Judy Vance, while his wife, Bonnie Morrison McKinney holds the Bible.

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Coroner Todd Akin, Deputies sworn in by CJE Mike Stephens



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County Corner Todd Akin along with Deputies Tony Bragg and David Taylor were sworn in for new terms by Adair County Judge Mike Stephens on Sun 4 Jan 2014. Holding the Bible is Judge Executive Mike Stephens' granddaughter, Meredith Corbin.

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Terry Harvey takes oaths of office School Board, Div 1



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Terry Harvey, with his hand on Bible held by his wife Brenda Harvey, takes the oaths of office for a Kentucky official and the special oath for school board members. Circuit Court Clerk Judy Vance is officiating, above at the Adair County Swearing-In Ceremonies held Sun 4 Jan 2015.

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First lady holds her granddaughter



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo Ed.
Adair County's new first lady Anita holds her granddaughter Katie at Sunday's traditional swearing-in ceremonies. The little one is the daughter of Jon and Jennie Begley.

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Adair District 1 Magistrate Harold Burton takes oath of office



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair County District 1 Magistrate Harold Burton took the oath of office
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Adair Dsitrict 2 Magistrate Daryl Flatt takes oath of Office



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County District 2 Magistrate Daryl Flatt takes oath of office for his second term at the Swearing-In Ceremonies, Sun 4 Jan 2015. County Judge Executive Mike Stephens officiated.

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Billy Dean Coffey, 5th District Magistrate and wife Jackie



2015-01-05 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener.
My Metcalfe County High School friend Jackie Coffey, wife of Fifth District, wondered why my husband held the Bible during the Swearing In Ceremony and she hadn't, so Mr. Coffey agreed to to restage the oath and Jackie agreed to this photo, for the record. To Billy Green's great credit, in an otherwise perfectly orchestrated event, he had been told of this new procedural option. In past years, when Magistrates, Council Members, Deputies and School Boards were sworn in as a group, it hadn't made any difference. - LINDA WAGGENER, Columbia City Council.

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Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey, District 5 takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Fifth District Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey takes oath of Office, with Trey Stephens holding the Bible, and Adair CJE Mike Stephens, officially. Magistrate Coffey is now senior Magistrate on the 2015 Fiscal Court, and is 1st in Order of Succession should CJE Mike Stephens be unable to perform the duties of County Judge Executive. That was made official in an organizational meeting held Mon 5 Dec 2015.

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Gregg Caldwell sworn in as 6th District Adair Co. Magistrate



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Gregg Caldwell takes the oath of office as 6th District Magistrate, with his brother, Rev. Michael Caldwell, holding the Bible and brother George Caldwell at his side. County Judge Mike Stephens administered the oath. Mr. Caldwell succeeds the longest serving, of the past court, Magistrate, Joe Rogers. A side note, both Mr. Caldwell and County Judge Executive Mike Stephens broke an old political belief that those who serve as school board members in Adair County never get elected to countywide offices. Both were school board members years earlier.

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Terry Hadley, Magistrate District 7 - takes second oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Terry Hadley, with Jonathan Hadley holding the Bible, was sworn in for a second time as Adair County Magistrate of District 7. Hadley served an earlier term representing the district, taking office in 2007. Hadley comes from one of Adair County's most distinguished political families. His father, Ben Hadley, served District 3 - in Southeast Adair County, for many years, as a Democrat. Terry Hadley, is a member of the Republican party, as are all of the class of 2015, but in recent decades, the party affiliations have not seemed to matter; coalitions may, but one is rarely aware of partisan affiliations. -EW

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Dennis Loy gets blessing of Councillor Dr. Ron Rogers



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The planning and execution of the Sunday's Swearing-In-Ceremonies got high praise, and the blessing of Councillor Dr. Ron Rogers, above with Dennis Loy, who, with his wife, Lisa Loy, Deputy CJE Holly Grimsley, the good Lord and catering magic of Paula Miller, held a most memorable occasion. It's still the talk of the town, two days later.

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Constable Bill Troutwine, District 1, takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance, administered the oath of Office for Constable Bill Troutwine, Adair County District 1. Holding the Bible is Trey Stephens.

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Constable Shannon Rowe takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance, administered the oath of Office for Constable Shannon Rowe, Adair County District 2. Holding the Bible is Meredith Stephens.

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Constable Robert L. Loy takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance, administered the oath of Office for Constable Robert , Adair County District 3. Holding the Bible is Mrs Loy.

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Constable Ed Wigal, District 4, takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance, administered the oath of Office for Constable Ed Woga; Adair County District 4. Holding the Bible is Meredith Stephens.

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Constable Tim Bottoms takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance administered the oath of Office for Constable Tim Bottoms, Adair County District 5. Holding the Bible is Trey Stephens.

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Constable Jason Rector, District 6, takes oath of office



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Circuit Judge Judge Vance, administered the oath of Office for Constable Jason Rector, Adair County District 6. Holding the Bible is Trey Stephens.

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Swearing In Program: Adair Co., KY - Councilman Charles Grimsley



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens administers the Oath of Office for Columbia City Councillor Charles Grimsley as Mr. Grimsley's wife, Holly Grimsley holds the Bible. The photo was taken Sun 4 Jan 2015.

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Swearing In Program: Adair Co., KY - Councilman Craig Lasley



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens administers the Oath of Office for Columbia City Councillor Craig Lasley as Mr. Lasley's son, Jordan holds the Bible. Looking on are Councilman Lasley's father, J.C. Lasley, and, hidden from view, his wife, Felicia Lasley. The photo was taken Sun 4 Jan 2015.

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Swearing In Program: Adair Co., KY - Councillor Linda Waggener



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Innocent Bystander .
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens administers the Oath of Office for Columbia City Councillor Linda Waggener, as Ms. Waggener's husband, Ed Waggener holds the Bible. The event marked the beginning of a fifth term for Waggener. The photo was taken Sun 4 Jan 2015. (Deep gratitude to Sharon Burton of the Adair County Community Voice for snapping the photos with the CM camera.)

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Swearing In Program: Adair Co., KY - Dr. Ron Rogers



2015-01-06 - Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener .
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens administers the Oath of Office for Columbia City Councillor Dr. Ron Rogers as his wife, Gayle Rogers holds the Bible. The photo was taken Sun 4 Jan 2015.

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