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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30, Sep 2014 - Texas Roadhouse Alleges In Federal Lawsuit That The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Has Vio
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Roadhouse ("TXRH"), which is known for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch-sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere, including line dancing and loud country music, today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, asking the Court to require the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to comply with the ...
30, Sep 2014 - Judge signs off on $3.5 million Atmos energy deal
A federal judge has signed off on a consent decree granting a Texas-based company's settlement with a southern Kentucky oil and gas company
30, Sep 2014 - Boone, KY After 2 years, David Dooley murder trial set to begin Monday
The trial for a Northern Kentucky man accused of a murder more than two years ago is set to begin Monday.
30, Sep 2014 - Pikeville, KY Kentucky woman sentenced to 6 years in prison
A one-time pharmacy manager in eastern Kentucky has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for her role in a scheme to illegally dispense thousands of prescription pills.
30, Sep 2014 - Carroll, KY KY man arrested during prostitution sting taken back to jail on other charge
Investigators learned late Friday, that one of the suspects that was arrested this week during a prostitution sting operation, was out on bond in Hickman County Kentucky on charges of rape of a minor.
30, Sep 2014 - Kentucky death row inmate to have appeal heard
A federal appeals court on Oct. 1 will hear the case of a Kentucky death row inmate convicted of killing two people in Louisville.
30, Sep 2014 - Anderson, KY Two sentenced in Kentucky for National Park thefts
Two people have been sentenced for stealing from a National Park during last year's government shutdown.
30, Sep 2014 - Pikeville, KY Chief justice urges incentives for drug court
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky law passed three years ago offered some alternative sentences for lower level drug crimes, shrinking the state's prison population and saving the state money. But it has also given drug offenders a way to opt out of the state's rigorous drug court ...
30, Sep 2014 - Russell, KY Ritual to proceed: Federal judge orders penitentiary to honor inmates’ powwow request
A federal judge has ordered the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville to allow a group of death row inmates to hold an annual powwow with traditional foods after the prison chaplain tried to stop t
30, Sep 2014 - Boone, KY 2 years later, David Dooley murder trial delayed again until Thursday
The trial for a Northern Kentucky man accused of a murder more than two years ago has been delayed again.
30, Sep 2014 - Underwear murder case in Jessamine County moves forward
A man charged with murdering a Kentucky inmate with a pair of underwear went before a judge.
29, 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.
29, 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.
29, Sep 2014 - Jefferson, KY Kentucky fraternity's lip dub 'shakes it off' to Taylor Swift hit
A Kentucky fraternity got together to shoot a lip dub of Taylor Swift's new hit "Shake It Off." The result? Well, you be the judge.
29, Sep 2014 - Grant, KY Director search progresses for Community Action
The search for a new executive director for Community Action of Southern Kentucky is moving forward.
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