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 (http://apps.courts.ky.gov/CourtRecords/) 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 http://apps.courts.ky.gov/dockets/Default.aspx?division=CI. 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, Apr 2014 - Mccracken, KY Prison food worker injured after assault by inmate
Officials say a contract food service employee was seriously assaulted by an inmate at Kentucky State Penitentiary.
19, Apr 2014 - Boone, KY Court grants DNA test for NKY love triangle killer
A Northern Kentucky woman serving life in prison for murder has won a bid for DNA testing of evidence in the case after a court ruled that the law creating that right applies to her, despite not being in effect at the time of her conviction.
19, Apr 2014 - Campbell, KY Ex-athletic director pleads guilty to stealing from college in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $300,000 from the school during a six-year scheme that included taking gift cards meant to help feed student-athletes, the state’s attorney general said.
19, Apr 2014 - Prison food worker released from hospital after assault by inmate
Officials say a contract food service employee was seriously assaulted by an inmate at Kentucky State Penitentiary.
19, Apr 2014 - Campbell, KY Former NKU athletic director pleads guilty to theft of over $300K
Former Northern Kentucky University athletic director Scott Eaton on Thursday pleaded guilty to theft charges in Campbell Circuit Court.
18, Apr 2014 - State's same-sex marriage recognition put on hold
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) A federal judge is giving the conservative state of Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled...
18, Apr 2014 - Fowler Bell PLLC Welcomes Of Counsel Attorney
Attorney Eric M. Case has joined Fowler Bell PLLC. (PRWeb March 26, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Top-Law-Firm-Kentucky/Fowler-Bell/prweb11706447.htm
18, Apr 2014 - Ex-judge from Clay County, Ky facing sentencing in vote fraud case
A former eastern Kentucky judge is scheduled for sentencing after pleading guilty to charges alleging wide spread vote fraud in eastern Kentucky.
18, Apr 2014 - The coming political fallout on gay marriage
We're fast approaching a national decision on gay marriage from the Supreme Court, speculates Paul Waldman in the Washington Post : In recent months, one court after another — in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky — has either ruled a state ban illegal or said the state must recognize legal marriages performed in other states. It now seems all but inevitable that ...
18, Apr 2014 - Spencer, KY Kentucky woman sentenced after bank robbery
A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 125 months in prison for a bank robbery conviction.
18, Apr 2014 - Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky
The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky's freshmen and bring home a championship hardly anyone saw coming. ''You're looking at the hungry Huskies,'' Napier told the crowd and TV audience as confetti ...
18, Apr 2014 - Bullitt, KY US jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.
18, Apr 2014 - Pitino, ex-teammate sought mercy for Ky. ag. commissioner
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing ex-Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again" after the basketball star's fall from grace.
18, Apr 2014 - Court: Family of Marine who killed self may sue government; had been denied treatment at VA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.
18, Apr 2014 - State AG office says Jessamine County Fiscal Court violated open records act
The Jessamine County Fiscal Court violated the state’s open records act according to an opinion from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office written by Amye L. Bensenhaver, assistant attorney general, dated April 10.
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