In balancing the needs of those seeking relief from our court with evolving and expanding public health considerations related to the COVID-19 virus, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has considered information available from national, state, and local resources. Effective immediately and until further notice, telephonic appearances and participation will be broadly available to parties in order to limit personal contact in court spaces. While not necessarily available in all circumstances, those wishing to participate telephonically in a previously scheduled hearing should contact the appropriate Courtroom Deputy for further guidance and instruction on how to dial in to a hearing. Contact information is available under “Judges’ Info” on our public webpage. In addition, parties are encouraged to work together to continue matters to later hearing dates when it is practical and appropriate to do so. Finally, it is anticipated that during the course of this public health event, the court may find itself operating with reduced staff. While our goal remains to effectively serve the bar and public, we appreciate your patience as resources may be stretched.
As the situation with the COVID-19 virus evolves, so will our court’s response to it. Any additional changes will be communicated as soon as they are determined.
Nathan W. Lee
Clerk of Court