Kentucky Court of Justice
Adair County to dedicate new judicial center May 20
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Adair County Judicial Center on Thursday, May 20, at 10 a.m. CDT at 201 Campbellsville St. in Columbia.
“Since the early days of the commonwealth, Kentucky courthouses have held a special place as the center of our communities,” Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said. “The new Adair County Judicial Center will provide an efficient facility where citizens can carry out court business and seek access to justice. I appreciate the county leaders and state legislators who joined the Judicial Branch in making this project a reality.”
The judicial center consists of approximately 37,232 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 Adair County Judicial Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. DLZ architects of Frankfort designed the judicial center. Branscum Construction Co. of Russell Springs is the construction manager for the project and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, which serves Kentucky and six other states, is the financial agent.
Chief Justice Minton and Adair County Judge-Executive Ann Melton will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony. State legislators, circuit and district judges, the Adair County circuit court clerk, county magistrates, AOC staff and local officials are also expected to attend. For more information, contact Judge-Executive Melton at 270-384-4703.
As the administrative and fiscal agent for the Kentucky Court of Justice, the AOC oversees the construction and maintenance of court facilities statewide. The AOC also supports the activities of 3,700 court system employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.