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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.

Wed, 01/04/2023

The court has today revised certain Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice and Joint Local Rules of Criminal Practice.  See the attached Notice for more information.

Wed, 11/30/2022

This notice serves to remind all members of the bar of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure that become effective December 1.  These amendments are described in detail...

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Tue, 10/18/2022

The Clerk’s Office has become aware of a recent scam in which an individual receives a phone call stating that they have failed to appear for a court proceeding and that they stand to be arrested unless they provide certain confidential data or...

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Thu, 08/04/2022

The official and complete dockets of these cases are available through PACER.  Members of the public and the media are invited to visit the court’s Cases of Interest Page for more...

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Mon, 08/01/2022

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky have reappointed Colin H. Lindsay to another eight-year term as a United States Magistrate Judge, effective December 30, 2022.  This action supports the unanimous...

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Mon, 06/27/2022

The Clerk’s Office has created a new, optional corporate disclosure statement form that will allow attorneys representing nongovernmental corporate parties to meet their obligations under Fed. R. Civ. P. 7.1(a) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 12.4(a)(1). ...

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Fri, 06/24/2022

 The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky has an ongoing need to provide counsel for indigent litigants in certain civil cases. Members of the Court’s bar are invited to volunteer by submitting a...

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Fri, 06/17/2022


The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky will be closed on June 20, 2022 in recognition of Juneteenth National Independence Day. 

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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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