Surrounded by family, Kelly Shockey (center) took the oath of office of Circuit Clerk for Hardy County. From left, Tom Lave, Brooke Shockey, Emily Shockey, Sharon Martin, Randy Shockey, Kelly, Judge Charles Carl, Matt Martin, Judge Carter Williams and Court Bailiff Rob Kerr.
By Jean A. Flanagan
Expressing regret that the circumstances warranted and praising the efforts of the staff in maintaining service to the court and the community, Chief Judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit H. Charles Carl administered the oath of office of Circuit Clerk to Kelly J. Shockey on Thursday, March 29.
Shockey has worked as Deputy Circuit Clerk for nine years.
Earlier in the week, Carl accepted the resignation of Kimberly Hartman, the circuit clerk elected to the position.