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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.

Mon, 02/26/2024

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky will accept applications for membership to its CJA Panels throughout the month of March.  Attorneys interested in being appointed to a CJA Panel must submit an application, which can be...

Tue, 02/20/2024

Vacancy Announcement - Pro Se Law Clerk (Part-Time Temporary)

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Tue, 01/09/2024

Vacancy Annoucement for a Programmer Analyst...

Fri, 01/05/2024

The Joint Local Rules Commission for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky has recommended, and the District Court has today adopted, revisions to LR 83.11 of the Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice.  See...

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Tue, 11/14/2023

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved increases to fees on the appellate, district and bankruptcy miscellaneous fee schedules. The adjustments will be effective on December 1, 2023.  A summary of the changes to the District...

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Thu, 11/09/2023

On August 24, 2023, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to give retroactive effect in certain cases to Parts A & B, subpart 1 of Amendment 821 (the criminal history amendments).  As Congress has elected not to act to the contrary,...

Tue, 11/07/2023

The attached procedures apply to parties seeking to file any election-related emergency matters, both during and after normal business hours.

Wed, 11/01/2023

Winter Holiday Schedule

The Court will also be closed on November 23, 2023; December 25, 2023; and January 1, 2024 as these dates are legal public holidays pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 6103. Additionally, the District Court’s...

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Thu, 10/26/2023

Public and Media Advisory Re Access to the Jury Trial Scheduled in United States v. Brett Hankison (Case No. 3:22-CR-0084).

Wed, 10/18/2023

Notice of Proposed Local Rule Amendments

The Joint Local Rules Commission for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky has recommended, and the District Court has authorized for release for a period of public comment through December...

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