Judge Executive N. E. Reed addresses the crowd. Close to 300 people were in attendance at the (photo by W. Ritter) ceremony. (photo by W. Ritter)
It was an emotional night for current Judge Executive N.E. Reed as many of his friends, family, and colleagues gathered for a retirement celebration in his honor. The event was organized by the Edmonson County Public Library last Thursday night to give thanks to Judge Reed for his 21 years of service as Judge Executive.
"It was far beyond anything I could ever have expected." Reed said. "To have local folks plus people from Paducah to the far eastern part of the state, as well as Frankfort...I was most gracious." People in attendance had a good time while "roasting" Judge Reed, giving some playful jabs, making jokes, and enjoying the food and fellowship.
The Edmonson County Public Library Building was named "The N.E. Reed Complex" as a thank you for Reed's role in bringing the new facility to Edmonson County. A video presentation was given that featured many moments from Reed's tenure as Judge Executive.
"I really appreciate the people of Edmonson County supporting me these 21 years. I never thought about being able to serve this long," Reed said. "All I can say is, that I always did what I thought was the best for Edmonson County." When asked how he'd summarize his time in office, he replied, "I hope that people can see the progress that was made through the cooperation of the other elected officials and the fiscal court. I didn't do it...it was a cooperative effort from everybody."
Edmonson Voice Staff