Kentucky Western District Court provides free wireless access to the Internet in the Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Paducah Federal Courthouses. All courtrooms, attorney conference rooms, and libraries are equipped with WiFi.
Access is available to:
- Attorneys and their staff
- Non-attorneys if they have a proceeding at the Courthouse or an active case file
- Media - Request access in writing to the Clerk of Court
The WiFi network is password protected. The password and log-in information may be obtained at the Clerk's Office Intake Counter or from Courtroom Deputies.
After activating your device’s WiFi system, select the KYWD-BenchAndBar network. The court cannot provide technical support to any user trying to access the wireless network. The network provides standard 802.11a/b/g WiFi, so please contact the IT staff at your place of business for support.
Users should be aware that there are security, privacy and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and associated technology, and the Court does not make any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. By using the system, you agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information you disseminate. Moreover, by using the Court's wireless Internet access system, users agree that the Court is not liable for any costs or damages, special, incidental or consequential, arising from the use of this service. The Court is not responsible for any materials, information, products or services on the Internet and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any communication made over the wireless Internet access system.
The Court does not warrant that wireless access to the Internet over the Court's system will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. Internet access at designated areas is provided only as a courtesy.
The Court reserves the right to deny or restrict access to any user who abuses the network, such as by excessive bandwidth consumption or by using the network for any type of activity or purpose deemed by the Court to be unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal or fraudulent. The Court also reserves the right to monitor, intercept and disclose any transmissions over or using our facilities, and to provide user information, or use records, and other related information under certain circumstances (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect the interests of the Court) to appropriate authorities. Internet access may be temporarily disabled at the direction of any Judge in order to address any such misuse or abuse.
Broadcasting or recording judicial proceedings is prohibited.