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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.

Thu, 01/21/2016

Due to severe weather, the Louisville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah courts are closed on Friday, January 22.  

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Fri, 08/07/2015

The Eastern and Western Districts have today entered Joint General Order 15-02 which makes several amendments to LR 83.3 and LCrR 57.3.

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Mon, 03/16/2015

The Eastern and Western Districts have today entered Joint General Order 15-01 which adopts several changes to the Joint Local Rules that were approved by by the Joint Local Rules Commission at its Fall meeting.

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Thu, 01/08/2015

In various parts of the United States, including the Western District of Kentucky, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.  In...

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Thu, 12/11/2014

With both Judge Greg N. Stivers and David J. Hale having had their Commissions signed by the President, and in order to equalize the Court's docket, Chief Judge McKinley has entered General Order 2014-14 which reassigns a significant number of...

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Mon, 06/16/2014

Hackers and scammers are now sending fake "Jury Duty" notices by email.  These official-looking emails usually contain a link for more information, but clicking on the link can infect your PC with a computer virus.  If you receive an email or...

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