Darren Doyle, story and photos:
With the vacancy in the office of Edmonson County Attorney left by newly appointed Judge J.B. Hines, Judge Executive Wil Cannon appointed Greg Vincent, a local attorney who once held the role to the position. Vincent was sworn in today at the Edmonson County Courthouse as a host of family, friends, and supporters looked on.
After taking the oath of office, Vincent addressed the crowd with heartfelt thanks.
"Thank you all for coming out today," he said. "I'm honored and humbled to be in this position again. I look forward to working with most of you," he added, followed by the crowd's laughter. "Hopefully, we'll be able to do some good things for the county."
County Attorney Vincent also spoke directly to the Edmonson Voice. "I look forward to getting to work with the people and trying to make Edmonson County a better place," he said.
He also said his private practice will remain in business in a limited capacity. "I'll scale back on some of the things I did because my primary client is now Edmonson County and the Commonwealth of Kentucky."
Judge Wil Cannon said he was honored to have the opportunity to appoint County Attorney Vincent.
"I've worked with several county attorneys over the years while I was with the State Police and now as Judge Executive," he said. "I can tell you, without a doubt, that Greg is the best one I've ever worked with."
Vincent assumed his role immediately and materials and information from the office of now Judge J.B. Hines is being transferred to Vincent's. County Attorney Vincent has asked for patience while everything is transferred, which is hoped to be completed as soon as possible.