Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
site header image

Kentucky Legal Research

Kentucky Rules

The Kentucky Constitution, Section 116 empowers the Kentucky Supreme Court to promulgate rules of practice and procedure for the Kentucky courts.  The Supreme Court sets forth the operation rules for the courts and establishes general procedures.  The rules are grouped into the following categories: 

      Kentucky Supreme Court Rules
      Kentucky Local Court Rules
      Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure
      Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure
      Kentucky Rules of Evidence
      Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice

Kentucky Rules - Print

The Kentucky Rules are included in the Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated. The KRS volumes include case annotations and references to scholarly articles.

  • Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated (West)
    Call Number: KFK 1230 .2005
  • Michie's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated (LexisNexis)
    Call Number: KFK 1230 .1970

West Group publishes a three volume set of Kentucky rules annually.  The rules volumes include: state rules, federal rules, and local rules.  

  • Kentucky Rules of Court (West)
    Call Number: KFK 1729 .A195

Kentucky Rules - Web

Kentucky Rules - Online Sources

Kentucky Jury Verdicts - Print

A researcher cannot rely on regular case reporters to find verdicts and settlements, as trial decisions are not officially reported.  Here are a few sources for locating recent case information:

Kentucky Jury Verdicts - Online