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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30, Oct 2014 - Attorneys Corey Hamilton and Theresa Nelson Join Strauss Troy
Strauss Troy, a leading law firm in Ohio and Kentucky, announces that attorneys Corey Hamilton and Theresa Nelson have joined the firm. "These two talented attorneys bring notable expertise to the ...
30, Oct 2014 - Pikeville, KY Drug Maker Warns That OxyContin Suit Could Be 'Crippling'
No one rises as Circuit Judge Steven Combs enters his courtroom in Pikeville, Kentucky. Today's docket includes a woman convicted of public intoxication, an accused trafficker of painkillers, and a procedural matter involving Purdue Pharma LP, a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company based in Stamford, Connecticut, that's effectively accused of laying waste to this Appalachian coal town ...
30, Oct 2014 - Frequently Asked Questions about imminent gay marriage ruling
A ruling from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected any day regarding six cases in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee dealing with gay marriage. Here's what you need to know.
30, Oct 2014 - Pikeville, KY Purdue says Kentucky lawsuit over OxyContin could be devastating
(c) 2014, Bloomberg News. PIKEVILLE, Ky. — No one rises as Circuit Judge Steven Combs enters his courtroom. Combs wears a white shirt and yellow tie, no robe. Lawyers approach the bench as their cases are called, shake the judge's hand and exchange small talk before getting to business.
30, Oct 2014 - Officer quits over destroyed items in slaying case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether to dismiss murder charges against two men accused of killing a federal informant after a Kentucky state trooper mishandled and destroyed evid
30, Oct 2014 - Proposal to house inmates in Ky. on 'back burner'
By Phil Kabler CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With inmate populations trending downward, and with opportunities for several new in-state facilities, a proposal to house state prisoners at a private, for-profit prison in Kentucky is no longer a priority, West Virginia's corrections commissioner told legislators Monday. "That really has been put way back on the back burner, based on the decrease we've been ...
29, Oct 2014 - Russell, KY Judge orders sex offender to pay $1.8 million to victim
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A convicted sex offender from southern Kentucky has been ordered to pay $1.8 million to the victim of five years of molestation.
29, Oct 2014 - Grimes courts labor votes with Warren in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her brand of populist politics back to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes one week before voters go to the polls in one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
29, Oct 2014 - Springfield, KY Federal court upholds conviction in flag slaying
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate has lost a bid to overturn his conviction in the slayings of a Kentucky couple displaying a Confederate flag on the back of their truck.
29, Oct 2014 - Russell, KY Iraqi convicted in terror case seeks records
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi man convicted in a Kentucky terrorism case has asked a federal judge to give him access to his complete case file so he can try to withdraw his guilty plea.
29, Oct 2014 - New Court Docket to Focus on Veterans in Boyd County, Ky.
A new court program aims to help struggling veterans in Boyd County, Kentucky. The circuit court has started "Veterans Treatment Court" to help veterans who've gotten entangled in the criminal justice system.
29, Oct 2014 - Couple pleads guilty in storm-chasing roof repair case
Scam cost 35 victims more than $140,000. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that the husband and wife owners of All Seasons of Kentucky Inc. have entered guilty pleas for running a scam that cost 35 victims more than $140,000.
29, Oct 2014 - Kentucky lawmaker to appear in court Nov. 5
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky lawmaker and a former mine reclamation inspector are scheduled to make their first court appearance after being charged with bribery on Nov. 5. A federal court in Pikeville issued the summonses for state Democratic Rep. Keith Hall of Phelps and former state ...
29, Oct 2014 - Boyd better option for Fayette judgeship
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29, Oct 2014 - Boone, KY David Dooley sentenced to life in prison for woman's murder
A man convicted Thursday of killing a woman at a Northern Kentucky business has been sentenced to life in prison.
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