Public ceremony scheduled Friday for Luallen

Public ceremony scheduled Friday for Luallen

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will take the oath of office during a public ceremony Friday in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

Luallen, who was appointed to succeed Jerry Abramson, was sworn in during a private ceremony Thursday at the home of retired Kentucky Chief Justice John Palmore. Abramson resigned to accept a job as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.

Palmore administered the oath of office to Luallen with about 25 of her friends attending.

Luallen is a former state auditor and has worked for six governors with positions including budget director and secretary of the finance and tourism cabinets.

She says she doesn't expect to run for office later. She said although no one knows what the future may bring, she definitely will not be running next year.

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