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The Nicholas County Courthouse in Carlisle, KY
The Nicholas County Courthouse is staffed by Nicholas County Circuit Clerk Sandye Watkins.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (First and last Saturday unless otherwise posted)
Nicholas County Courthouse
125 E. Main St.
Carlisle, KY 40311
Limited parking is available around the courthouse. Two-hour parking restrictions are sometimes enforced.
District Court vs. Circuit Court
In general, the district court presides over traffic cases and misdemeanors and the circuit court hears felony cases. Felony cases tend to originate in the district court at a preliminary hearing (though they can be directly indicted), and are transferred to Circuit Court if probable cause if found at the preliminary hearing and the grand jury chooses to indict. Our Carlisle Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both Nicholas District and Circuit Court.
District Court Judges
Nicholas County is in the 18th District Court District. The other district courts in this district are in Pendleton, Harrison, and Robertson counties. The 50th District has one judge. He is:
- Division 1: Hon. Charles W. Kuster Jr.
- The Honorable Judge Kuster has been on the bench since 2010.
- He earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Kentucky.
District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Dawn C. Letcher handles prosecution in Nicholas District Court. Her office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings.
Bradley D. Clark, Carlisle Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Nicholas County is in the 18th Circuit Court District. The other circuit courts in this district are in Pendleton, Harrison, and Robertson counties. The 18th District has one judge who hears criminal cases. He is:
- Division 1: Hon. Jay Delaney
- Judge Delaney was appointed to the bench in 2009.
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Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. E. Douglas Miller. His office is located in Cynthiana. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Nicholas County Grand Jury.