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VanMeter sworn in as Kentucky Supreme Court justice

Laurance “Larry” VanMeter was ceremonially sworn in Tuesday as a Kentucky Supreme Court justice. VanMeter’s significant other, Lucy Ferguson, held two family Bibles, one of which predates the Civil War.
Laurance “Larry” VanMeter was ceremonially sworn in Tuesday as a Kentucky Supreme Court justice. VanMeter’s significant other, Lucy Ferguson, held two family Bibles, one of which predates the Civil War. ddesrochers@herald-leader.com

Laurance B. “Larry” VanMeter of Lexington was ceremonially sworn in Tuesday as the newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

VanMeter, who was elected in November to serve Central Kentucky’s 5th Appellate District, has been a member of the court since January. The district includes Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties.

Before his election, VanMeter was a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Fayette Circuit Court and Fayette District Court.

“These positions do not belong to any of us,” VanMeter said after being sworn in. “And it is up to us to honor the people we serve.”

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