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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.

Fri, 11/20/2020

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.  These changes shall become effective December 1, 2020.  A schedule of all of the Court’s fees is located...

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Tue, 11/03/2020

Due to the continuing spikes in the number of individuals testing positive for the COVID-19 virus within the Western District of Kentucky, effective November 4, 2020, all jury trials and grand jury proceedings scheduled to begin on or before...

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Wed, 05/27/2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in a continuing effort to balance the various interests implicated by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Court has today entered General Order 20-11 to allow for the resumption of certain court...

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Mon, 05/04/2020

The Court has entered General Order 2020-10 which grants the United States’ request to extend the statutory deadlines by which the government must institute certain forfeiture proceedings for a period of 60 days. 

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Fri, 04/17/2020

The Court has today entered General Order 20-09 which supplements previously entered Orders concerning court operations related to COVID-19.   

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Wed, 04/01/2020

The  Court has entered General Order 20-07, directing the Clerk of the Court to post of all change of plea and sentencing proceedings, in addition to any other proceedings requested by the presiding judge.  These transcripts will remain...

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Mon, 03/30/2020

The Court has entered General Order 20-05 which authorizes the use of video and telephone conferencing, under certain circumstances and with the consent of the defendant, for various criminal events during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Wed, 03/25/2020

Pursuant to General Order 2020-04, the Court will accept filings from self-represented litigants via email so long as such filing s comply with the specific requirements outlined in the Order.  Self-represented litigants are encouraged to call...

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Fri, 03/20/2020

 RE: Court Operations Related to COVID-19

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