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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, 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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Fri, 02/25/2022

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...

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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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Tue, 12/04/2018

The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in observance of the National Day of Mourning honoring former President George H. W. Bush. Proceedings at all court locations,...

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Mon, 11/19/2018

The District Court will be closed November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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