News & Announcements

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.

Tue, 02/17/2015

Due to the inclement weather, Judge Stivers has postponed his investiture, which is set for Thursday, February 19, 2015.

A new date will be selected in the near future.

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Mon, 02/16/2015

The court will be closed on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

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Thu, 01/08/2015

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 prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.  In...

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Thu, 12/11/2014

With both Judge Greg N. Stivers and David J. Hale having had their Commissions signed by the President, and in order to equalize the Court's docket, Chief Judge McKinley has entered General Order 2014-14 which reassigns a significant number of...

Mon, 06/16/2014

Hackers and scammers are now sending fake "Jury Duty" notices by email.  These official-looking emails usually contain a link for more information, but clicking on the link can infect your PC with a computer virus.  If you receive an email or...

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Tue, 06/03/2014

In April of this year, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts issued warnings about two new arrest warrant scams potentially involving the federal district courts.  In the first scam, a fictitious arrest warrant on criminal charges...

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