Kentucky Supreme Court makes changes due to coronavirus concerns

Coronavirus Watch Kentucky

Ky. (WEHT) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is implementing new measures beginning March 16 through April 10.

All in-person appearances for civil and criminal dockets are canceled, with the exception of emergency matters, domestic violence hearings and evidentiary hearings.

Judges are encouraged to use telephonic or video technology for all necessary hearings, including arraignments and mental health hearings.

Courtroom attendance will be limited to attorneys, parties and necessary witnesses, and cases involving an attorney or party who is ill or high-risk shall be rescheduled.

To view all of the orders from Chief Justice John Minton, click on the tweet below.

Right now, there are not any confirmed cases of coronavirus in our Tri-State area.

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(This story was originally published on March 13, 2020)

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