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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27, Mar 2015 - Grayson, KY Kentucky teen to be interviewed on the Dr. Phil show
Dalton Hayes, the subject of a multi-state crime spree, is scheduled to appear on the Dr. Phil show on Wednesday.
27, Mar 2015 - Northern Ky. judge accused of misconduct
ALEXANDRIA, Ky. (AP) — The Judicial Conduct Commission says it will hold a hearing over allegations of misconduct involving a northern Kentucky judge.
27, Mar 2015 - West Virginia's swagger evaporates against Kentucky: NCAA Tournament 2015 (photos)
West Virginia's full-court pressure never put a dent in Kentucky's roll toward an undefeated season as the Mountaineers fell with a whimper.
27, Mar 2015 - CRAWFORD | Uncle! Kentucky rips West Virginia to reach Elite Eight
West Virginia talked trash before the game. The University of Kentucky threw the Mountaineers into the NCAA landfill once play started on the court. The Wildcats streaked to an 18-2 lead and never looked back in a 39-point victory in the NCAA's Round of 16.
27, Mar 2015 - The City That Believed in Desegregation
Hawthorne Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky, looks like what you might imagine a typical American suburban elementary school to be, with students’ art projects displayed in the hallways and brightly colored rugs and kid-sized tables and chairs in the classrooms. Ever since a court forced them to integrate in the 1970s, the city of Louisville and surrounding Jefferson County have tried to ...
27, Mar 2015 - Kentucky dominates West Virginia en route to Elite 8
With stunning ease, the Wildcats built a 26-point lead in the first half over the Mountaineers (25-10), who led the nation in steals and figured their full-court press would at least bother Kentucky into some turnovers. Not only did the press not work, West Virginia shot only 24.1 percent (13 of 54), including 2 of 15 from 3-point range, against the Wildcats, who resemble a forest of blue-tinted ...
27, Mar 2015 - Former school counselor accused of sexual abuse
ABC 36 is learning more about a Cynthiana man accused of sexually abusing a child. William “Billy” Hyatt is accused of sexually abusing a child in Fayette and Harrison Counties. ABC 36 has learned Hyatt used to work in Kentucky public schools. Court documents say the alleged abused happened between 1979 and 1981. Hyatt faces five counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12; four in ...
27, Mar 2015 - Kentucky man charged in W.Va. with $800K VA fraud
The Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Kentucky man has been charged in West Virginia with defrauding the federal Veteran's Affairs Disability Compensation Program. An indictment issued Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Charlottesville alleges 50-year-old Army veteran Phillip M. Henderson of Olive Hill, Kentucky, exaggerated his vision loss to receive benefits. The indictment says ...
26, Mar 2015 - State police searching for 2 escaped inmates
 Kentucky State Police are searching for two inmates who escaped while being transported back to jail in eastern Kentucky after a court appearance.
26, Mar 2015 - Franklin, KY Former Falmouth Police Chief Indicted
Wednesday Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced the indictment and arrest of Mark Lane Posey, Former Chief of Police in Falmouth, Ky.
26, Mar 2015 - No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 1 Kentucky
BACKCOURT: West Virginia’s Juwan Staten is the best guard in this game, and one of the best players in Division I. He is averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this season. Alongside Gary Browne, Daxter Miles and Jevon Carter, the Mountaineers have a strong group of guards capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone. The Wildcats start twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, but their reserve ...
26, Mar 2015 - Cincinnati man sentenced to 15 years for running human trafficking ring
A Cincinnati man who admitted to running a sex trafficking ring in Ohio and Kentucky received a 15-year sentence in federal court in Louisville Thursday.
26, Mar 2015 - Diverse groups tell Supreme Court they support same-sex marriage
The filings are among more than 70 friend of the court briefs being submitted in support of same-sex couples in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Although federal judges have struck down similar marriage laws in more than two dozen states in recent months, a federal appeals court upheld traditional marriage laws in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The Supreme Court has agreed to ...
26, Mar 2015 - Billion-Dollar Verdict Rests On Disputed Missed Deadline
A missed court deadline could result in a billion-dollar windfall for Kentucky taxpayers from Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of Oxycontin.
26, Mar 2015 - Administration formally backs gay marriage
Calling state bans on same-sex marriage "incompatible with the Constitution," the Obama administration Friday filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of couples who are making challenges in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
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