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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.

Mon, 06/06/2022

In light of the judges’ relative pending caseloads and in anticipation of future caseload evaluations, the Court has entered General Order 22-06, which revises its current method of assigning newly filed cases.  Specifically, this Order removes...

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Thu, 06/02/2022

On June 2, 2022, the Court entered General Order 22-05 which provides that opinions issued in certain social security appeals shall identify plaintiffs by their first names and last initials. 

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Thu, 04/28/2022

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay is due to expire on December 30, 2022.  Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited and should be directed in accordance with the attached...

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Fri, 04/01/2022

Effective April 1, 2022, attorneys seeking admission to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky can submit their application materials, and pay the requisite fee, electronically via CM/ECF.  For more information,...

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Thu, 11/18/2021

The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky has recently updated its CM/ECF system to activate a feature known as “PageID.”  PageID essentially functions like an electronic Bates stamping utility for the District Court...

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Thu, 10/07/2021

Effective October 11, 2021, service of complaints seeking judicial review under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security shall be accomplished electronically in the manner provided in...

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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 upgraded its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM...

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