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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09, Feb 2015 - Teenager suspected in string of crimes agrees to return to home state of Kentucky
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.
12, Oct 2014 - E-Filing Now Available at Daviess Co. Courthouse
Attorneys in one western Kentucky county can now file their briefings on-line instead of waiting in line at the courthouse.
12, Oct 2014 - Madison, KY Madison County man sentenced in murders
A central Kentucky man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for 25 years for three murders.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge denies Libertarian's debate request; McConnell, Grimes set for KET
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has denied Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson's request to force a public broadcaster to include him in Monday night's debate between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled that Kentucky Educational Television did not exclude David Patterson from its ...
12, Oct 2014 - Judge sets hearing in challenge to Kentucky law
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Covington will hear a challenge to Kentucky's law banning campaign signs within 300 feet of a polling place.
12, Oct 2014 - Mccreary, KY Two sentenced in Kentucky for National Park thefts
Two people have been sentenced for stealing from a National Park during last year's government shutdown.
12, Oct 2014 - Two candidates make contrasting bids to win Lexington office that won't die
Republican John Roberts, a Lexington attorney, faces Alayne White, a Democrat who served as Urban County Social Services Commissioner and was the former director of the Institute on Women and Substance Abuse at the University of Kentucky.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge denies Libertarian's debate request; McConnell, Grimes set
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has denied Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson's request to force a public broadcaster to include him in Monday night's debate between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled that Kentucky Educational Television did not exclude David Patterson from its ...
12, Oct 2014 - Jessamine, KY Kentucky Prison Escapee Captured in Owensboro
An escaped inmate from central Kentucky has been captured in Owensboro.
12, Oct 2014 - Court documents: Game of 'manhunt' led to disorderly conduct charges against UK football pl
University of Kentucky football players Dorian Baker, Drew Barker, Tymere Dubose and Stanley Williams were charged with second-degree disorderly conduct in court documents filed Thursday morning.
12, Oct 2014 - Detroit mayor looking to corporate team to run revamped city
Bloomberg News - Detroit has recruited top municipal and corporate executives from New York to Kentucky to run the city once it leaves bankruptcy, Mayor Mike Duggan testified as the final witness in favor of a plan to cut $7 billion in liabilities. The mayor described the city’s progress rebuilding services including streetlights and buses, as well as police and fire protection. One focus has ...
12, Oct 2014 - KET loses bid to dismiss Libertarian candidate’s lawsuit over debate
A U.S. District Court judge in Kentucky has denied a public television station’s request to dismiss a lawsuit from a Libertarian candidate who wants to participate in a televised debate next week.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge denies Libertarian in Ky. Senate debate
A federal judge ruled that KET did not exclude David Patterson from its Kentucky Tonight program solely because of his political views.                
12, Oct 2014 - Duggan in bankruptcy court: We've recruited top corporate team to run revamped city
Bloomberg News - Detroit has recruited top municipal and corporate executives from New York to Kentucky to run the city once it leaves bankruptcy, Mayor Mike Duggan testified as the final witness in favor of a plan to cut $7 billion in liabilities. The mayor described the city’s progress rebuilding services including streetlights and buses, as well as police and fire protection. One focus has ...
11, Oct 2014 - Lexington, KY Condemned inmate asks judge to reconsider ruling
A Kentucky death row inmate is asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to turn down a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central Kentucky.
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