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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Thu, 12/01/2016

The 18th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, June 8 & 9, 2017, at The Campbell House in Lexington, Kentucky. Please mark your calendars and register early for this special event for...

Fri, 11/18/2016

Filing Fees are Increasing Effective December 1, 2016

The Judicial Conference of the United States Courts, at its September 2016 session, approved changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule.  ...

Thu, 11/17/2016

The Administrative Procedures Manual has been revised and reorganized effective immediately. The majority of the revisions are contained within the first six sections. However, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the entire document and...

Wed, 11/02/2016

The Supreme Court adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal and Bankruptcy Procedures which are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.  A complete package of the amended rules (both clean and redline versions) with...

Thu, 10/27/2016

All –
We are excited to have Nathan W. Lee as the new Bankruptcy Clerk in the Eastern District and Elizabeth H. Parks as the new Bankruptcy Clerk in the Western District. In honor of this year’s double...

Tue, 08/23/2016

Judge Wise and Judge Schaaf are pleased to announce the selection of Nathan W. Lee, the Chief Deputy Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, as the Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy Court for...

Tue, 08/16/2016

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The...

Tue, 07/05/2016

With deep sadness, we share the passing of the Honorable Joseph M. Scott, Jr. (Retired).  Judge Scott was a brilliant scholar, masked often by his hearty sense of humor.  His commitment to public service was evident in the fair and compassionate...

Tue, 07/05/2016

The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure approved publication to Bankruptcy Rule 3015 and proposed new Rule 3015.1 for comment period from July 1, 2016 through October 3, 2016. 

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