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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.

Tue, 08/24/2021

In anticipation of the Eastern and Western Districts’ impending transition to CM/ECF NextGen, the courts have entered...

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Mon, 08/02/2021

On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks while in public indoor settings located in areas...

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Wed, 07/21/2021

In response to the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the Court on March 20, 2020 entered General Order 20-03, postponing all naturalization ceremonies scheduled through May 1, 2020. On April 17, 2020, the Court entered General Order 20-09, again...

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Tue, 06/01/2021

KYWD NextGen Implementation (coming September 13, 2021)

The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next...

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Fri, 05/14/2021

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western District of Kentucky has endeavored to comply with all safety protocols and guidelines promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as those issued by the...

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Wed, 03/24/2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed legislation authorizing the use of video or telephone conferencing for certain criminal proceedings, with such legislation requiring the Chief Judge to reassess conditions every...

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Tue, 01/26/2021

On January 25, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Judicial Council approved the Western District of Kentucky’s amended CJA Plan.  The amended CJA Plan, which is...

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Fri, 01/08/2021

In response to the recent disclosure of widespread cybersecurity breaches of government computer systems, the...

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Mon, 12/28/2020

Re: Third Extension of Authorization to Use Video and Telephone and Telephonic Conferencing For Criminal Proceedings Pursuant to the Cares Act.

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