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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24, Apr 2014 - Fowler Bell PLLC Welcomes Of Counsel Attorney
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24, Apr 2014 - 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.
24, Apr 2014 - Louisville, KY KSP commissioner testifies in case involving officer who alleged retaliation
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The commissioner of the Kentucky State police took the stand on Wednesday, April 23, in the trial of a Metro Police officer who has sued the city. Commissioner Rodney Brewer is accused of conspiring with Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad to punish officers who tried to help a woman prove she had been wrongly imprisoned. WHAS11's Karma Dickerson first broke this story as ...
24, Apr 2014 - WKU loses legal appeal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals denied WKU's appeal regarding the longest-standing legal case currently involving the university.
23, 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.
23, Apr 2014 - Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 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.
23, Apr 2014 - Kentucky mailman hid mail in dead mom's house to ‘speed up route’
A former United States Postal Service Employee has been sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of house arrest for destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of mail.
23, Apr 2014 - Judge: No eminent domain for Bluegrass Pipeline
The company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline through Kentucky cannot use eminent domain, a judge ruled Tuesday.
23, 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 ...
23, 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.
23, Apr 2014 - New bill requiring parents to accompany teens to court for traffic infractions
The bill was inspired after a Kentucky teen was killed in a speed related crash.
23, Apr 2014 - Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
It's official: Pfc. Bradley Edward Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. A Kentucky judge gave the OK for the convicted former Army intelligence analyst to change his name from the masculine to the feminine in a court hearing on Wednesday. The hearing before Leavenworth County District Judge David King ...
23, Apr 2014 - WKU loses age discrimination lawsuit
The Kentucky Court of Appeals denied WKU's appeal regarding the longest-standing legal case currently involving the university.
23, Apr 2014 - Pendleton, KY Man pleads not guilty after 49 horses found dead
A Northern Kentucky man charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty and 49 counts of failing to dispose of carcasses after officers found 49 dead horses on his Pendleton County farm pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.
23, Apr 2014 - Hopkins, KY Former Hopkins Co. Mailman Sentenced
A former western Kentucky mailman is off to prison.
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