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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.

Tue, 01/30/2018

Email Scam Targeted at Contract Court Reporters   
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) has been advised that some court reporters have received a scam email requesting money as a "settlement" fee...

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Mon, 12/18/2017

The District Court will be closed December 25th and 26th as well as January 1st.

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Wed, 11/29/2017

The Court has received a number of calls from individuals with questions about how the recent settlement between the federal government and Western Union might affect them. Information regarding the terms of the settlement, along with how to...

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Mon, 11/27/2017

The court has today entered General Order 2017-09 appointing a Merit Selection Panel to assist the Court in the selection of a new Magistrate Judge.

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Thu, 11/16/2017

The District Court will be closed November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Mon, 10/02/2017

The Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky have entered Joint General Order 17-02 which revises various provisions of the courts' joint local civil and criminal rules.

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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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