A local judge has had the honor of being sworn in by a justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.
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After being re-elected in November, Whitley and McCreary County District Judge Cathy Prewitt was administered the oath of office by Deputy Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court Debra Hembree Lambert. Approximately 100 people attended the ceremony, including some of the teenagers in Judge Prewitt’s Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court program.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Justice Lambert spoke about the work Judge Prewitt has done to help area young people.
Justice Lambert – “Though I swear a lot of people in, I don’t think I’ve ever sworn one in with her level of passion for helping the young people as she has helped them in this area.”
After being administered the oath of office, Judge Prewitt spoke directly to the young people in attendance, reminding them that she and Justice Lambert are both from the area.
Judge Prewitt – “If we can do this, you can do this. And, so that is my challenge, of course, to all young people. Guys, the young people are why I’m here. They’re my passion; this is why I chose to run again.”
Judge Prewitt’s swearing-in ceremony was held at 2:00 PM Thursday in the Whitley County Judicial Center in Williamsburg.