Kentucky Court of Justice
Circuit court clerks participate in 2012 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 06, 2012  
Revision Date:  Thursday, July 19, 2012 
Contact Information:  Jamie Neal
Public Information Specialist
502-573-2350, x 50033
jamieneal@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky., July 3, 2012 -- Circuit court clerks from across the commonwealth participated in the 2012 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the college and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The college included 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.

“The college was an opportunity for circuit clerks to get fresh insights about the day-to-day operations of their offices,” said Loretta Crady, Hardin County circuit court clerk and newly elected president of the KACCC. “We also discussed how some upcoming distance learning can provide continuing education for us without all the travel and how the circuit clerks’ new SharePoint site will make it easier to share information and ideas. Using technology means we can do more with less in spite of ongoing budget reductions.”

Circuit court clerks and Administrative Office of the Courts personnel served as presenters for the college, which included sessions on handling jury trials and domestic violence reports, records management, accounts receivable and personnel matters. The circuit clerks also received updates on driver licensing, the Judicial Branch budget, legislation and the Trust for Life program. The KACCC sponsors Trust for Life to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the Kentucky Organ Donor registry.

Circuit Court Clerks
Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s Circuit and District courts. Circuit clerks are elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term. They provide professional recordkeeping, receive money due the courts, pay money to required parties and to the state, record legal documents, provide legal documents and other legal materials, maintain the jury system, administer oaths, handle affidavits and issue driver licenses and non-driver ID cards.

Administrative Office of the Courts
The AOC is the operations arm for the state court system and supports the activities of nearly 3,300 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC also executes the Judicial Branch budget.

By county, circuit court clerks who participated in the college include:
Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
Allen County Circuit Court Clerk Todd B. Calvert
Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers
Ballard County Circuit Court Clerk Holly Oldham Dunker
Barren County Circuit Court Clerk Krissie Coe Fields
Bath County Circuit Court Clerk Claudette Faudere
Bell County Circuit Court Clerk Colby Slusher
Boone County Circuit Court Clerk Dianne Murray
Bourbon County Circuit Court Clerk Beverly Smits
Boyle County Circuit Court Clerk Joni H. Terry
Breathitt County Circuit Court Clerk Patsy C. Williams
Breckinridge County Circuit Court Clerk Connie W. Brumfield
Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk Linda Avery
Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk Laman L. Stark
Clark County Circuit Court Clerk Paula S. Joslin
Daviess County Circuit Court Clerk Susan W. Tierney
Fleming County Circuit Court Clerk Pam Lowe
Garrard County Circuit Court Clerk Dana Hensley
Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson
Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk Elois Downs
Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady
Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Kearns
Hart County Circuit Court Clerk Rita Doyle
Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk Ruth London
Hopkins County Circuit Court Clerk Karen L. McKnight
Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk Vicki Rice
Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk John C. Middleton
LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell
Laurel County Circuit Court Clerk Roger L. Schott
Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk Jodi L. Parsley
Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Harp Knoth
Lyon County Circuit Court Clerk Rebecca Howard
Magoffin County Circuit Court Clerk Tonya Arnett Ward
Mason County Circuit Court Clerk Kirk Tolle
McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk Glenda Ransom
Mercer County Circuit Court Clerk Beth Neal
Metcalfe County Circuit Court Clerk Tommy A. Garrett
Monroe County Circuit Court Clerk Joyce Emberton
Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya P. Terry
Morgan County Circuit Court Clerk Donna Pelfrey
Muhlenberg County Circuit Court Clerk Janet Hearld Brown
Nicholas County Circuit Court Clerk Sandye Watkins
Ohio County Circuit Court Clerk Gaynell Allen
Oldham County Circuit Court Clerk Linda G. Mason
Owsley County Circuit Court Clerk A. Michael Mays
Pike County Circuit Court Clerk David Deskins
Powell County Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Darlene Drake
Robertson County Circuit Court Clerk Martha Workman
Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry S. Miller
Taylor County Circuit Court Clerk Rodney Burress
Trigg County Circuit Court Clerk Pam W. Perry
Union County Circuit Court Clerk Sue W. Beaven
Webster County Circuit Court Clerk Amy Villines
Wolfe County Circuit Court Clerk Debra Sparks
Woodford County Circuit Court Clerk Tricia Kittinger