Madison Doyle, story and photos:
Multiple new Edmonson County officials were sworn into office today by Judge J.B. Hines in the Edmonson County Community Center. Judge Hines began the ceremony with a few motivational words, and then invited Judge-Executive Scott Lindsey and County Attorney Adam Turner to the front of the stage to be sworn in for the 2023 term.
Judge Hines then swore in District 1 Magistrate Mark Meeks, District 2 Magistrate T.J. Massey, District 3 Magistrate Anthony Hennion, District 4 Magistrate Mickey Johnson, District 5 Magistrate Gary Bagshaw, and District 6 Magistrate James C. Vincent.
Also sworn in was Sheriff James E. Vincent and deputies, which was required for 2023, although he was sworn in as appointed sheriff after the former sheriff's retirement in November. Jailer Todd Vincent and Constables Ricky Page and James Matthew Moulder were also sworn in.
Judge J.B. Hines was also sworn in himself, as the new 8th Circuit Judge, 5th Division, by Judge John Grise.
Also, in a separate ceremony, 38th District Division 1 Judge Greg Vincent was sworn in by Judge Tim Coleman in the main courtroom at the courthouse.
All officials either assumed or resumed their duties immediately.