Kentucky Court of Justice
Kentucky circuit court clerks participate in 2012 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Nov. 13-15 in Lexington

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 28, 2012  
Contact Information:  Jamie Neal
Public Information Specialist
502-573-2350, x 50033
jamieneal@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Circuit court clerks from across Kentucky participated in the 2012 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Nov. 13-15 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The event included 15 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.

The circuit court clerks attended sessions on adoptions, forcible detainers, accounts receivable, driver licensing, the juvenile court process, child support enforcement and the court system’s case management system. They also spent time discussing best practices in their offices.

“It’s always beneficial for us to network and learn about what’s working especially well in another circuit court clerk’s office that we may want to try,” said Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady, who is president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. “I’m proud of the work of my fellow circuit court clerks and glad to be part of this group of professionals.”

The circuit court clerks heard from Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and the other Supreme Court justices and AOC Director Laurie K. Dudgeon at the college. They also had a session with the commissioner of the state Department of Corrections and attended courses about House Bills 463 and 308, which took effect in 2011. HB 463 is the most comprehensive overhaul of Kentucky’s penal code in more than 30 years and HB 308 requires Kentucky to notify the FBI when a court finds an individual mentally incompetent.

The circuit clerks received information about upcoming distance learning that will provide them with continuing education without the travel and received an update from 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:
Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers
Ballard County Circuit Court Clerk Holly Oldham Dunker
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
Breathitt County Circuit Court Clerk Patsy C. Williams
Breckinridge County Circuit Court Clerk Connie W. Brumfield
Butler County Circuit Court Clerk Melissa Cardwell
Caldwell County Circuit Court Clerk Danny Hooks
Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk Linda Avery
Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk Taunya Nolan Jack
Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk Laman L. Stark
Casey County Circuit Court Clerk Craig L. Overstreet
Clark County Circuit Court Clerk Paula S. Joslin
Daviess County Circuit Court Clerk Susan W. Tierney
Elliott County Circuit Court Clerk Wm. Jason Ison
Estill County Circuit Court Clerk Charlene I. Baker
Fayette County Circuit Court Clerk Wilma F. Lynch
Fleming County Circuit Court Clerk Pam Lowe
Floyd County Circuit Court Clerk Douglas Ray Hall
Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk Sally Jump
Gallatin County Circuit Court Clerk Pam McIntyre
Garrard County Circuit Court Clerk Dana Hensley
Grant County Circuit Court Clerk Shirley Wilson
Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk Elois Downs
Greenup County Circuit Court Clerk Allen Kent Reed
Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk Noel J. Quinn
Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk Loretta Crady
Hart County Circuit Court Clerk Rita Doyle
Henderson County Circuit Court Clerk Ruth London
Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle
Hopkins County Circuit Court Clerk Karen L. McKnight
Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David L. Nicholson
Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk Vicki Rice
Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk John C. Middleton
Knox County Circuit Court Clerk Greg Helton
LaRue County Circuit Court Clerk Larry C. Bell
Laurel County Circuit Court Clerk Roger L. Schott
Lawrence County Circuit Court Clerk Jodi L. Parsley
Leslie County Circuit Court Clerk Carmolitta Morgan-Pace
Lincoln County Circuit Court Clerk Teresa Reed
Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Harp Knoth
Lyon County Circuit Court Clerk Rebecca Howard
Madison County Circuit Court Clerk Darlene Snyder
Magoffin County Circuit Court Clerk Tonya Arnett Ward
Marion County Circuit Court Clerk Kim T. May
Mason County Circuit Court Clerk Kirk Tolle
McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk Glenda Ransom
McLean County Circuit Court Clerk Stephanie King-Logsdon
Meade County Circuit Court Clerk Evelyn D. Medley
Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya P. Terry
Morgan County Circuit Court Clerk Donna Pelfrey
Muhlenberg County Circuit Court Clerk Janet Hearld Brown
Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk Diane Thompson
Nicholas County Circuit Court Clerk Sandye Watkins
Ohio County Circuit Court Clerk Gaynell Allen
Oldham County Circuit Court Clerk Linda G. Mason
Owen County Circuit Court Clerk Leigh New
Owsley County Circuit Court Clerk A. Michael Mays
Pendleton County Circuit Court Clerk Michael D. Redden
Perry County Circuit Court Clerk Roger D. Collins
Pike County Circuit Court Clerk Anna Pinson
Powell County Circuit Court Clerk Patricia Darlene Drake
Robertson County Circuit Court Clerk Martha Workman
Rockcastle County Circuit Court Clerk Teresa Vanzant
Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowry S. Miller
Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson
Trigg County Circuit Court Clerk Pam W. Perry
Trimble County Circuit Court Clerk Theresa Edwards
Union County Circuit Court Clerk Sue W. Beaven
Washington County Circuit Court Clerk George Graves
Webster County Circuit Court Clerk Amy Villines
Whitley County Circuit Court Clerk Gary W. Barton
Wolfe County Circuit Court Clerk Debra Sparks
Woodford County Circuit Court Clerk Tricia Kittinger