Kentucky Court of Justice
Jackson County to dedicate new judicial center Dec. 29
FRANKFORT, Ky., -- The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Jackson County Judicial Center on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. EST at 101 First St. in McKee.
“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 Jackson 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 35,000 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 Jackson County Judicial Center was designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. JRA Architects of Louisville served as the architect, Codell Construction Co. of Winchester was the construction manager and Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, which serves Kentucky and six other states, was the financial agent.
Chief Justice Minton and Jackson County Judge-Executive William O. Smith will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony. State legislators, circuit and district judges, the Jackson County circuit court clerk, county magistrates, AOC staff and local officials are also expected to attend. For more information, contact Judge-Executive Smith at 606-287-8562.
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.