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The Eastern District of Kentucky


The United States and its territories are divided into 94 federal judicial districts.  Kentucky has two:  the Eastern District of Kentucky, headquartered in Lexington, and the Western District of Kentucky, headquartered in Louisville.  Within each judicial district, a United States Attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement officer. Carlton S. Shier, IV is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

The Eastern District includes Kentucky’s 67 eastern-most Counties, with a population of approximately 2.2 million people.  The District is divided into six jury divisions – Lexington, Ashland, Covington, Frankfort, London, and Pikeville – each served by a United States District Court courthouse.  Information about each courthouse can be found here.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky maintains staffed offices in Lexington, Ft. Mitchell, and London.  It has a staff of approximately 110, consisting of attorneys, litigation support professionals, and administrative professionals. 

EDKY Counties Map

Eastern District of Kentucky District Court

Eastern District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court


Updated July 25, 2023