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The structure of the Kentucky judicial system is laid out in Kentucky Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Circuit Courts, the Kentucky Family Court and the Kentucky District Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District Court of Kentucky, the Western District Court of Kentucky, the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court of Kentucky and the Western District Bankruptcy Court of Kentucky. Appeals from these courts go to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Kentucky counties


There are 120 counties in Kentucky. The circuit and district courts serve between 1 and 4 counties each.

 

  To see a list of counties in Kentucky, please see - Kentucky counties



Elections

Portal:Judicial elections

Recent election results: Kentucky judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Kentucky judicial elections, 2012

Kentucky judicial elections

Judges in Kentucky are selected in non-partisan primary and general elections. If more than two candidates compete in a race, the two with the highest number of votes in the primary advance to the general election.

Midterm vacancies are filled by appointment. Candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment.

Selection

Judicial selection in Kentucky

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Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years


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