FRANKFORT, Ky., Aug. 13, 2004 ¾ The public is invited to celebrate the official opening of the new Muhlenberg County Judicial Building on Monday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. CDT. The judicial building is located at 136 S. Main St. in Greenville.
"The Muhlenberg County Courthouse has historically played a special role in the lives of local citizens," said Rodney Kirtley, Muhlenberg County Judge Executive. "The new judicial building was constructed to serve the future needs of our court system and is a facility we can be proud of for generations to come."
The judicial building contains approximately 32,000 square feet that provides space for Circuit and District courts, the Office of Circuit Court Clerk and ancillary services, according to Garlan VanHook, general manager of facilities for the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in Frankfort, which is the fiscal agent for the Kentucky Court of Justice and oversees courthouse construction statewide.
The new court facility increases efficiency of services and public flow. It is equipped with modern computer, video and networking technology. The design also brings security to Muhlenberg County courts through a single-point entry with magnetometers and security personnel. Security is further enhanced by segregating prisoner movement through separate entrances, corridors and elevators.
The Muhlenberg County Judicial Building was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. Brandstetter Carroll of Lexington served as the architect, Alliance Corporation of Glasgow served as the construction manager and Ross Sinclair of Frankfort was the financial advisor.
Deputy Chief Justice of Kentucky Martin E. Johnstone will speak at the dedication. Others expected to be in attendance include state legislators, Circuit and District Court judges, county magistrates, AOC staff and local officials. For more information, contact the Muhlenberg County Office of Circuit Court Clerk at 270-338-4850.