CAMPTON, ky - Wolfe County community members opened their new judicial center Monday, September 24th.
A 33,000 sq. ft. building now stands as an important landmark in Wolfe County.
“It's the centerpiece of Wolfe County right now, I would have to say, and not only does it honor the citizens of Wolfe County it honors the entire state of Kentucky,” said board member Gary C. Rose.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new justice center featured guest speakers from across the state, who said the courthouse is more than just a building.
“It reflects the attitude that this community has the affirmation that the pursuit of justice is one of the most important ideals of the American Republic,” said Kentucky Chief of Justice John Minton.
It will also be more efficient than the previous 99 year old courthouse.
“The system was so loud that you had to turn the heating and air off to hear the witness testify,” said Rose.
The new center has the latest computer technology, court security, and enough court rooms for circuit district and family courts.
“All of Kentucky can be proud of the building and the justice that will be administered and dished out in the future and many years to come,” said Rose.
It is a centerpiece Officials expect to last another century.