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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28, Nov 2014 - Kenton, KY 2 Covington men arrested in heroin trafficking ring
A Covington man faces 50 years in prison for heroin trafficking after he was arrested by Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force agents Thursday morning.
28, Nov 2014 - Judge blocks Kentucky law barring judge's party link
A federal judge has blocked a Kentucky law barring judicial candidates from disclosing their party affiliations to voters.
28, Nov 2014 - Mo. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
U.S. District Court Judge Ortrie Smith has ruled that Missouri’s 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The move follows a series of judgments regarding the issue over the past week, including a decision by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Currently 32 states […]
28, Nov 2014 - Edmonson, KY Community Action hires new CEO with background in financial management
A new executive director/chief executive officer has been selected for Community Action of Southern Kentucky.
27, Nov 2014 - Kentucky Mesothelioma Victims Center Begins A New Campaign For Diagnosed Victims In Kentucky That I
The Kentucky Mesothelioma Victims Center has begun a new initiative for diagnosed victims of malignant mesothelioma in the Blue Grass State that is 100% focused on making certain a victim, or their family members have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, with the emphasis being choosing from at least two of the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys. The Center says ...
27, Nov 2014 - Appeals court hears cases Thursday at Murray State
The public is invited to attend as Murray State University hosts the Kentucky Court of Appeals at Wrather Auditorium Thursday.
27, Nov 2014 - Judge: KY Must Approve Sale Of Alcohol Distributor
A Kentucky judge has ordered the state to approve the sale of a small distributor to Anheuser-Busch in a decision that could lead to legislative fight when the General Assembly returns in January.
27, Nov 2014 - Appeals court upholds bans on same-sex marriage for first time
The U.S. appeals court decision overturning rulings in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky almost surely means the Supreme Court must take up the issue of whether same-sex couples have a right to marry.
27, Nov 2014 - EWU Men Cruise Past NKU, Best Start In 29 Years
The Eastern Washington University men's basketball team used both to improve to 5-1 – its best start in 29 years – with an 81-60 victory over Northern Kentucky Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.
27, Nov 2014 - Monday-Thursday, 5 PM ET
The ruling overturns lower court decisions that granted same sex marriage rights in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
27, Nov 2014 - Man killed by deputy in Nevada was Kentucky convict
Reno police say the man a deputy shot and killed on the edge of the UNR campus was a Kentucky convict who served prison time for carrying a concealed weapon and was wanted on three active felony warrants.
27, Nov 2014 - Mccreary, KY 2 federal inmates charged with attempted escape
Two federal inmates serving time on drug charges have been charged with trying to break out of a prison in southern Kentucky.
27, Nov 2014 - Election fraud hotline to be open during election
The Kentucky attorney general's office says an election fraud hotline will be available on Election Day next week to help combat vote fraud.
27, Nov 2014 - Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court
Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.
27, Nov 2014 - Kentucky Utilities Tax: Multichannel Video Programming and Communications Services Tax
DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In City of Florence v. Flanery, Kentucky Court of Appeals, No. 2013-CA001112-MR (November 7, 2014), the Kentucky Court of Appeals ("Court") struck down Kentucky's ...
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