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.”