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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02, Sep 2014 - US court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states
CINCINNATI - A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states - Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee - in the biggest such session on the issue so far.
02, Sep 2014 - Trigg, KY W. Ky. man sentenced in '08 slaying
A western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder in a Trigg County cold case has been sentence to life in prison.
02, Sep 2014 - Underwear murder case in Jessamine County moves forward
A man charged with murdering a Kentucky inmate with a pair of underwear will go before a judge.
02, Sep 2014 - Wayne, KY Western Kentucky Man Sentenced for Selling Steroids
A Livermore, Kentucky man is sentenced to 12 months in prison followed by a three year period of supervised release for pushing steroids.
02, Sep 2014 - Trigg, KY Western Ky. man sentenced in 2008 slaying
A western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder in a Trigg County cold case has been sentence to life in prison.
02, Sep 2014 - Jessamine, KY Death by underpants? Inmate dies after eating fellow prisoner’s underwear
An inmate at a Kentucky prison is charged with murder after another inmate’s bizarre death. Michael B. Jones, 55, recently returned after a court ordered furlough, and is believed to have brought a pair of underwear back into prison soaked in methadone. He allegedly shared pieces of the underwear with fellow inmates. Inmate Corey D. McQueary, 33, […]
02, Sep 2014 - Judge OKs sale of 3 James River Coal mines
A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC.
02, Sep 2014 - Murder hearing set for Jessamine County inmate
A man charged with murdering a Kentucky inmate with a pair of underwear will go before a judge.
02, Sep 2014 - Jessamine, KY Man Charged After His Prison Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear
Kentucky Inmate Dies After Eating Underwear Soaked In Methadone, Cellmate Charged Inmate Dies After Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear Man Charged After His Prison Cellmate Dies From Eating Methadone-Soaked Underwear Kentucky Inmate Dies After Eating Underwear Soaked In Methadone, Cellmate Charged Weird News Has Been Optimized A Kentucky inmate allegedly ate methadone-soaked underwear and died ...
01, Sep 2014 - Judge rejects Kentucky inmate's new trial bid
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky death row inmate has lost his bid for a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central Kentucky.
01, Sep 2014 - UPDATE: Same-sex marriage arguments flooding federal courts
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments from attorneys in six cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, all Wednesday, the most of any federal appeals court so far. Read more
01, Sep 2014 - Russell, KY Kentucky death row inmates win 2nd chance in religious freedom lawsuit
A trio of Kentucky death row inmates will get another chance to show they have a right to a sweat lodge, pow wow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars at the prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Kentucky court upholds 30-year sentence in slaying
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The 30-year prison sentence of a western Kentucky woman in the death of her husband has been upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
01, Sep 2014 - Appeals court upholds conviction, sentence in Owensboro Amber Alert case
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 47-year-old Maine resident for transporting a 13-year-old Owensboro, Kentucky girl across state lines to engage in sexual activity.
01, Sep 2014 - Bullitt, KY Death sentence of 6-time killer upheld in Kentucky
The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a six-time convicted killer in a 1991 shooting.
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