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
The Kentucky Rules are included in the Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated. The KRS volumes include case annotations and references to scholarly articles.
West Group publishes a three volume set of Kentucky rules annually. The rules volumes include: state rules, federal rules, and local rules.
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: