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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, 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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Tue, 06/03/2014

In April of this year, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts issued warnings about two new arrest warrant scams potentially involving the federal district courts.  In the first scam, a fictitious arrest warrant on criminal charges...

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Wed, 04/02/2014

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has issued warnings about two new scams potentially involving the federal district courts. These new scams are similar in nature to a scam that was identified this summer in which citizens...

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Tue, 01/14/2014

The federal judiciary has learned of an email scam, in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are infecting recipients with computer viruses.
According to the Security Operations Center of the Administrative...

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Wed, 11/13/2013

At its September 2013 session, the Judicial Conference approved the following changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013:
1) Increased the Notice of Appeals filing fee from $455 to $505....

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Tue, 08/20/2013

In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and threatened with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts.  In the calls, the threat of a fine for shirking jury service is...

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Thu, 03/28/2013

Effective May 1, 2013, a $50.00 general administrative fee will be required when filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in all district courts. This fee is in additionto the $350.00 filing fee and was authorized by the Judicial Conference at...

Fri, 02/22/2013

The CM/ECF filing system for the Western District of Kentucky will be unavailable on March 2, 2013 starting at 6:00 a.m. EST so that the Clerk’s Office can upgrade to CM/ECF Version 6.1. While we anticipate that the upgrade process will be...