Alexander sworn in as judge executive
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Former Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander (right) was sworn in on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 2, as Trigg County's new Judge Executive by 56th Circuit Judge C.A. "Woody" Woodall III (left) in the Circuit Courtroom at the Trigg County Justice Center.</i>
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Former Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander (right) was sworn in on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 2, as Trigg County's new Judge Executive by 56th Circuit Judge C.A. "Woody" Woodall III (left) in the Circuit Courtroom at the Trigg County Justice Center.

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Hollis Alexander, who had been Cadiz Police Chief since the 1990s, officially started his new role as the Trigg County Judge Executive Wednesday morning.

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, he was sworn in by 56th Circuit Judge C.A. Woodall III. He replaces Stan Humphries, who was the Judge Executive from January 2007 to Dec. 31 last year. Humphries was sworn in as the new District One State Senator in Frankfort at 12 noon on Tuesday.

“My family, friends and supporters are all here, and it means a lot to see you here,” said Alexander. “It was humbling and it was honoring that the Governor (Steve) Beshears (sic) would even consider me to be amongst the six names that were sent there, but I want to tell you, what was more honoring and more humbling is the amount of support that I’ve gotten from you all and the other people in Trigg County.”

The courtroom was full for the ceremony. Among those in attendance were Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey, representatives of the Cadiz Police Department, 56th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney G.L. Ovey, some of the Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court and a number of private citizens.

On Monday morning, Ovey, who was re-elected without opposition last November, was sworn in at the Lyon County Judicial Center.

“It’s certainly a joy for me to be able to start the year of 2013 with such an excellent duty of swearing in our new Judge Executive this morning. I know everyone here is as proud of soon-to-be Judge Alexander as I am, or you wouldn’t be here,” Woodall said on Wednesday.

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