Kentucky Court of Justice
Washington County to dedicate new judicial center May 22
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Washington County Judicial Center on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. EDT at 100 E. Main St. in Springfield, Ky.
“This beautiful modern and secure structure will serve the judicial needs of our citizens for many generations,” Washington County Judge-Executive John A. Settles said.
“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 Washington 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 53,000 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 Washington County Judicial Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. Brandstetter Carroll Inc. served as the architect, Codell Construction of Winchester was the construction manager and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates was the financial agent.
Chief Justice Minton and Judge-Executive Settles will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony. State legislators, circuit and district judges, the Washington County circuit court clerk, county magistrates, Administrative Office of the Court staff and local officials are also expected to attend. For more information, contact Judge-Executive Settles at 859-336-5410.
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 3,800 court system employees, including the elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.