Restrictions on in-person court hearings continued to April 24

Kentucky circuit and district court dockets will be shorter than normal for through April 24 after a previous order from Chief Justice John Minton was extended Thursday.

The order also comes with some new exceptions on what can be heard by judges telephonically, including civil matters and probate matters that require prompt attention.

The new order also notes Governor Andy Beshear’s recent executive order suspending all evictions due to the current state of emergency.

Most in-person hearings for individuals who are not incarcerated have been continued until a later date following Chief Justice Minton’s initial order on March 17.