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What we were doing 10 years ago, New Year's Eve 31 Dec 2006

Adair County was inaugurating the first woman Adair County Judge in its history
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By Ed Waggener

New Year's Eve came on Sunday, December 31, 2006, and Adair County was making history. From the December 31, 2006 edition of
The first woman county judge in Adair County history takes oath of office today at 2:00pm CT. Judge Ann Melton will then administer Kentucky's ancient and solemn oath of office to City of Columbia and Adair County elected officials. Judge Melton had two very progressive administrations. CM 31 Dec 2006.
The photographic and journal account of that big day was carried the next day in CM: Inauguration Day: Sunday, December 31, 2006 with a huge photo album by Pen Waggener and Ed Waggener. It was a huge affair. Looking back, there are so many faces which have change little in the decade which passed. Some have changed dramatically and fortunes have been widely varied. It was one of the biggest inaugurations - as an Event - in Adair County history. - EW

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The Dawn of a New Era: New Year's Eve, 2006

2016-12-31 - Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Pen (file photo 2006).
Ten Years ago, Ann Melton took the oath of office as the first woman to hold the office of Adair County Judge in the history of the county. Former Mayor Pat Bell had just won his first full term as an elected City of Columbia Mayor, after being named to the post by the City Council after then - (and now) Mayor Curtis Hardwick had resigned to take a high post in the administration of Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Inauguration Day: Sunday, December 31, 2006 with a huge photo album by Pen Waggener and Ed Waggener. Clicking Read More accesses a 31 Dec 2016 story, looking back.

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