United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the following Kentucky counties: Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owen, Owsley,
Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Trimble, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe, and Woodford.

The court is based in Lexington and also holds sessions in Federal Courthouses in Ashland, Covington, Frankfort, London and Pikeville. The court also meets in Richmond and Jackson. In addition, at one time the court also met in Catlettsburg, however the court left Catlettsburg when the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Ashland was completed. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio maintains appellate jurisdiction for the district.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The United States Attorneyship is currently vacent since January 2008. This is the result of the most recent United States Attorney, Amul Thapar, being appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to be a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The current acting United States Attorney is James A. Zerhusen.

Judges

There are currently eleven judges on the court, including those on senior status, but not including magistrate judges. [ [http://www.kyed.uscourts.gov/judges/judge-kkc.htm List of judges, from the court's website] ]

Active Judges

* Jennifer B. Coffman
* Karen K. Caldwell
* Danny Reeves
* David L. Bunning
* Gregory Van Tatenhove
* Amul Thapar

Senior Judges

* William O. Bertelsman
* G. Wix Unthank
* Henry R. Wilhoit Jr.
* Karl S. Forester
* Joseph M. Hood

References

External links

* [http://www.kyed.uscourts.gov/ United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Official Website]
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/kye/ United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Official Website]


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