Newly elected officials were sworn in to serve Lawrence County citizens Wednesday morning in front of a full courthouse in the new judicial center on U.S 23. For the most part the crowd was red as the GOP takes over the entire fiscal court for the first time in anybody’s memory.
The Ceremony took place at the Lawrence County Judicial Center at 11:30 A.M. Addiction Recovery Care sponsored the event and The CEO of Addiction Recovery Care, Tim Robinson was the Master of Ceremonies.
Chuck Price, Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Louisa did the Invocation. A beautiful rendition of the National Anthem was sung by Michelle Scaggs, wife of John Scaggs the new District 2 Magistrate.
John David Preston, Circuit Judge gave the Administration of Oath of office to the elected officials, and the Benediction by Pastor Rick May of Louisa Community Fellowship Church.
Newly elected County Judge Executive Phillip Carter had some remarks about his new role, stating, “Today marks the second occasion that the citizens of Lawrence County have elected me into office as the County Judge Executive. I am grateful for this opportunity to take the experience I’ve gained over the years in business, government and life in general and put it to work in Lawrence County.”
The Ceremony ended with food catering from Tess’s Kitchen from Ft. Gay.
(BTW, ALL NEW OFFICIALS ARE REPUBLICANS EXCEPT CIRCUIT CLERK JODI WEBB PARSLEY, PVA CHRIS ROSE AND CORONER WES HESTON AND CONSTABLE PAUL WELLS, none had opposition.)