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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 01/19/2017

The Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky have entered Joint General Order 17-01 which revises various provisions of the courts' joint local civil and criminal rules.

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Mon, 12/19/2016

The Court will be closed on December 23 and December 26.
The Court will close at noon on December 30.

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Mon, 12/12/2016

Effective December 1, Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 45(c) have been amended to remove service by electronic means under Rule 5(b)(2)(E) from the modes of service that allow 3 days to act after being served. As a result, the Court has...

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Wed, 11/16/2016

The District Court will be closed November 24 and November 25.

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Wed, 11/02/2016

The court has issued instructions regarding emergency petitions related to the upcoming elections on November 8.

Mon, 10/03/2016

The District Court has entered Amended General Order 2016-05 which authorizes the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit to hear appeals originating in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky.  

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General Order 2016-05

The District Court has entered Amended General Order 2016-05 which authorizes the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear appeals originating in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky.  

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Fri, 07/08/2016

The Eastern and Western Districts have today entered Joint General Order 16-01 which revises various provisions of the courts' joint local civil and criminal rules.
 

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Wed, 02/03/2016

WARNING: Jury Scam

 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

In various parts of the United States, including the Western District of Kentucky, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with...

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Thu, 01/21/2016

Due to severe weather, the Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah courts are closed on Friday, January 22.  

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Fri, 08/07/2015

The Eastern and Western Districts have today entered Joint General Order 15-02 which makes several amendments to LR 83.3 and LCrR 57.3.

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