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The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the New Garrard County Justice Center were held Thursday, March 1, 2012.  There were several hundred members of the community including local and state dignitaries on hand to help celebrate the completion of this grand complex.

Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson was among the speakers during the dedication, "This has been a wonderful project for downtown and helped revitalize our square.  It has pumped some new energy into our community."  Other honored guest speakers were the Reverend Earl Thornton, Donna Powell, State Representative Lonnie N. Napier, State Senator Tom Buford, Chief District Judge Bill Oliver, Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Daniel J. Venters, Chief Justice John D. Minton, Chief Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty, and Reverend Lisa Eye.

The Garrard County Justice Center includes Circuit Court, District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court Clerk Offices and other judicial staff and administrative offices.  The 40,473 square feet justice center is equipped with the latest computer, video, and networking technology.  The highest level of security is provided through a single point entry with a magnetometer and a security team in place with access to top of the line security equipment and cameras.   For added safety, prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrance and corridors.

The Garrard County Justice Center was designed to meet the standards mandated by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The architect for this complex was Brandstetter Carroll form Lexington.  Branscum Construction Company of Russell Springs was the Construction Manager.  The Branscum Construction team consisted of Jeff Cook, Project Manager, and Todd Sadler, Project Superintendent.

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What Clients are Saying About Branscum

“I have had the pleasure of not only watching the Russell County Judicial Center being built but also being able to work closely with the very professional and caring staff of Branscum Construction Company. From start to finish we have received a high level of service.”

—Gary D. Robertson Russell Co. Judge Executive