FRANKFORT The Kentucky Supreme Court has extended its order restricting court business throughout the commonwealth to April 24.
The measures are to maintain proper social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Courthouses are already shut down, with the exception of emergency hearing matters such as domestic violence petitions. In a new order issued Thursday, the court added child support and in-custody juvenile detention hearings to its list of emergency matters. Courtroom attendance must be 10 people or less.
The court also noted that all evictions are suspended by executive order.
The court has already moved to require more video conferences, discontinuing the issue of driver’s licenses and staff reduction in circuit court clerk staff.