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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Kentucky


In Kentucky, the judiciary has four general levels. The District Courts and the Family Courts are the lowest level courts. The District Courts focus on cases involving specific subject matter, such as traffic violations, small claims, and misdemeanor offenses; the Family Courts have jurisdiction over all matters related to families and children. The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals acts as the intermediate appellate court. The Supreme Court of Kentucky is the highest court in the state.