Kentucky Court of Justice
Livingston County to dedicate new justice center March 27
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Livingston County Justice Center on Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. CDT at 122 W. Adair St. in Smithland.
“Today marks a great day in the history of Livingston County’s judicial system,” Livingston County Judge-Executive Chris Lasher said. “The judicial system is the foundation of our democratic society and this building will continue to ensure democracy exists in our community for decades to come.”
The justice center consists of approximately 28,950 square feet and includes space for Circuit Court, District Court, the Office of Circuit Court Clerk and ancillary services.
The new court facility increases efficiency of services and public flow. It is equipped with the latest computer, video and networking technology. The design also provides the highest level of Kentucky court security through a single-point entry with magnetometers and security personnel. In addition, prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrances and corridors.
The Livingston County Justice Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. The project was completed by JRA architects of Louisville and B.H. Green & Son of Paducah. Hilliard Lyons was the financial agent.
Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. and Judge-Executive Lasher will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony. State legislators, circuit and district judges, county magistrates, AOC staff and local officials are also expected to attend. For more information, contact Judge-Executive Lasher at 270-928-2105.
As the administrative and fiscal agent for the Kentucky Court of Justice, the AOC oversees construction of court facilities statewide. The AOC also supports the activities of approximately 4,000 court system employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.