Courts in Kentucky
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Kentucky is divided into 60 judicial districts, each having at least one District Court. Kentucky's District Courts hear cases related to torts, contracts, real property, and probate/estates. Kentucky's Circuit Courts also have jurisdiction for these types of cases. District Courts are the only courts that handle mental health and small claims cases, and Kentucky's Circuit Courts also exclusively handles civil appeals and miscellaneous civil cases. Kentucky has a separate Family Court that hears domestic relations, domestic violence, and juvenile cases. Kentucky's Court of Appeals hears nearly all types of appeals, and the Kentucky Supreme Court is the state's highest appeals court.

The Kentucky Court of Justice administers Kentucky's state court system. On their website ( you can use their online database to search for Kentucky court case records by party name, driver's license number, or case number. If you're trying to find out court dates in Kentucky, you can also view each court's docket online at If you're trying to find out if someone has a criminal history in Kentucky, you can obtain a criminal record report from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts for a nominal fee. See
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19, Sep 2014 - Jessamine, KY Man Charged After His Prison Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear
Kentucky Inmate Dies After Eating Underwear Soaked In Methadone, Cellmate Charged Inmate Dies After Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear Man Charged After His Prison Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear Kentucky Inmate Dies After Eating Underwear Soaked In Methadone, Cellmate Charged Weird News Has Been Optimized A Kentucky inmate allegedly ate methadone-soaked underwear and died ...
19, Sep 2014 - Louisville, KY Ky. Supreme Court says police should not have used high school student as drug informant
The decision late last month re-instates an award of more than $148,000 to the estate of 18-year-old LeBron Gaither of Lebanon, Kentucky.
19, Sep 2014 - Allen, KY Man sentenced to life in prison in fatal stabbing of pregnant woman
A southern Kentucky man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for stabbing a pregnant woman to death.
19, Sep 2014 - Kenton, KY Teacher pleads not guilty to drug charges
A Northern Kentucky teacher charged with purchasing cocaine at a Northern Kentucky middle school appeared in a Kenton County courtroom Monday for arraignment.
19, Sep 2014 - Man convicted of burying body out of prison
A man convicted of hiding a dead body in his Old Louisville home is now out of prison.The Kentucky Department of Corrections says Jeffrey Mundt will spend the rest of his time in a halfway house.
19, Sep 2014 - Jessamine, KY Death by underpants? Inmate dies after eating fellow prisoner’s underwear
An inmate at a Kentucky prison is charged with murder after another inmate’s bizarre death. Michael B. Jones, 55, recently returned after a court ordered furlough, and is believed to have brought a pair of underwear back into prison soaked in methadone. He allegedly shared pieces of the underwear with fellow inmates. Inmate Corey D. McQueary, 33, […]
19, Sep 2014 - Man arraigned on meth lab charge
HILLSDALE—A Kentucky man has been arrested and arraigned in Hillsdale County District Court on methamphetamine charges. Trenity D. Heller, 35, of Campbellsville, Kentucky has been charged with one count each of operating-maintaining a laboratory, possession of meth and possession of marijuana.
19, Sep 2014 - Kentucky man faces additional charge
HILLSDALE — The Kentucky man arraigned on methamphetamine charges last week now faces another charge. Trenity D. Heller, 35, of Campbellsville, Kentucky appeared via video from the Hillsdale County Jail Friday and was charged with one count of attempted ephedrine-pseudoephedrine.
18, Sep 2014 - Hundreds apply for jobs at northern Illinois federal prison
THOMSON -- Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to the northeastern Illinois Mississippi River town of Thomson to attend a three-day hiring fair at the town's long-awaited federal prison.The Federal Bureau of Prisons hiring fair runs through Thursday. Within the first six hours, nearly 300 job seekers entered the doors of the Thomson Correctional [...]
18, Sep 2014 - Ex-judge convicted of vote fraud disbarred
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky judge who pleaded guilty to charges alleging wide spread vote fraud has been permanently disbarred.
18, Sep 2014 - Burlington, KY Libertarian candidate off Boone County ballot
BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has thrown the Libertarian candidate for county attorney of Boone County off the ballot because he isn't licensed to practice law in Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Enquirer ( ), Joseph Szeremet was a licensed attorney for 32 years in Michigan but retired 10 years ago. Szeremet argued that the Kentucky Constitution only requires two years ...
18, Sep 2014 - Laurel, KY Death row inmate loses suit over hip surgery
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has turned away a request from Kentucky death row inmate to force the state to find somewhere to perform a $56,000 hip replacement surgery after concluding officials put forth an effort to accommodate the inmate's medical needs. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward ...
18, Sep 2014 - Hundreds apply for jobs at Illinois Thomson prison
Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to northeastern Illinois to attend a three-day hiring fair at Thompson's long-await federal prison.
18, Sep 2014 - Ben Waide Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges
Kentucky State Representative Ben Waide enters a plea of not guilty today in Franklin County Court.
18, Sep 2014 - Court: Joint trial outweighs speedy trial
 The Kentucky Supreme Court rules that in some circumstances a person's right to delay a trial outweighs the right to a speedy trial of a co-defendant.
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