Former Jefferson County Prosecutor Nancy Jacobs was sworn in Monday, July 1, to the newly created position of magistrate for Jefferson County. Jacobs was Jefferson County prosecutor from 1995 to 2002 and had been Switzerland County chief deputy prosecutor since 2009. She was sworn in by Indiana Senior Judge Roger Duvall, a former Scott County prosecutor and Scott County Circuit Court judge. Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Mike Hensley and Circuit Court Judge D.J. said at the time of Jacobs’ selection that the addition of a magistrate will help the local courts, including possibly running three courts at once instead of two. Jacobs began work after the swearing-in. (Courier staff photo by Connor Jacobs)