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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.

Tue, 2024-06-11

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky seeks comments from members of the bar for suggested additions and/or revisions to existing Local Rules and Forms which might aid in the administration of the court’s work.  ...

Mon, 2024-04-22

The Circuit Executive for the Sixth Circuit announces that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has selected Douglas L. Lutz as Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of...

Thu, 2024-02-15

Members of the bar and public are invited to attend the presentation of the judicial portrait of The Honorable Tracey N. Wise, United States Bankruptcy Judge, on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Further information may be found...

Fri, 2023-12-01

Certain amendments to Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure, including Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, became effective December 1, 2023. For further information, please click...

Tue, 2023-11-14

After evaluating comments received from the public in response to proposed revisions to Local Form 3015-1(a), Chapter 13 Plan, the court now publishes the final form which should be used for Chapter 13 cases filed on or after December 1, 2023 in...

Thu, 2023-10-19

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky proposes certain updates to Local Form 3015-1(a); Chapter 13 Plan, to become effective December 1, 2023.  Interested parties are invited to offer...

Wed, 2023-10-18

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and Thomson Reuters have awarded the 2023 Judge William L. Norton, Jr. Excellence Award to Judge Tracey N. Wise.  Presented at the recent National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual Meeting, the award...

Tue, 2023-09-19

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Council received applications from persons interested in appointment to the bankruptcy judge position. A Merit Selection Panel considered all applications received and recommended the following five candidates: Adam...

Mon, 2023-08-21

Chief Judge Gregory Schaaf and Judge Tracey Wise will be speaking at an upcoming seminar sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Further information can be found here.

Tue, 2023-08-08

The U.S. Trustee Program will implement virtual section 341 meetings of creditors in the Eastern District of Kentucky in Chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases filed starting September 1, 2023. The U.S. Trustee may approve alternative arrangements for 341...

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