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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, 02/22/2019

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Lanny King for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Paducah Division, is due to expire on November 13, 2019. Comments from members of the bar and the public are...

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Publice Notice for Reappointment

Public Notice for Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Lanny King

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Lanny King for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Paducah Division, is due to expire on November 13, 2019. Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited and should be directed in accordance with the (attached) public notice. 

Wed, 02/13/2019

The Court has entered General Order 2019-03 which provides a process for implementing Section 404 for the First Step Act. 

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Mon, 01/28/2019

The Court has entered General Order 2019-02, lifting the stay in all civil matters involving the United States as a party that was imposed by General Order 2019-01, as amended.

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Thu, 01/17/2019

The Court has entered an amendment to General Order 19-01, extending the suspension of all civil litigation in which the USA, its agencies, officers, employees, and any other person/entity represented by the DOJ or USAO are parties.

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Thu, 11/08/2018

 The Court has entered Joint General Order 2018-03, amending it's administrative policies effective December 1, 2018

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Thu, 09/20/2018

 Please follow the link below to the page which introduces the protocol, includes links, applications for attorney registration, and a letter of announcement from Chief Judge McKinnley.

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Thu, 02/25/2021

The Court has today entered General Order 21-08, continuing all jury trials and grand jury proceedings through April 30.  We are currently aiming to have grand jury impanelment occur on May 7 in...

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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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