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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.

Wed, 09/27/2017

A preliminary announcement is available regtarding the 2018 open judicial conference on the following website.

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Fri, 06/23/2017

WARNING: Jury Scam
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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...

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Thu, 06/15/2017

All divisional locations of the United States District Court Clerks Office of the Western District of Kentucky wil be closed Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observance of the holiday. Offices will resume normal hours of operation on...

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Wed, 03/29/2017

Interpleader funds deposited under 28 U.S.C. § 1335 meet the IRS definition of a “Disputed Ownership Fund” (DOF), a taxable entity that requires tax administration. Pursuant to General Order 2016-06, unless otherwise ordered by the court,...

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Thu, 03/09/2017

Appointment To Panel Of Chapter 7 Trustees

Thu, 01/19/2017

The Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky have entered Joint General Order 17-01 which revises various provisions of the courts' joint local civil and criminal rules.

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Mon, 12/19/2016

The Court will be closed on December 23 and December 26.
The Court will close at noon on December 30.

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Mon, 12/12/2016

Effective December 1, Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 45(c) have been amended to remove service by electronic means under Rule 5(b)(2)(E) from the modes of service that allow 3 days to act after being served. As a result, the Court has...

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Wed, 11/16/2016

The District Court will be closed November 24 and November 25.

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Wed, 11/02/2016

The court has issued instructions regarding emergency petitions related to the upcoming elections on November 8.