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The Boyle County Courthouse in Danville, KY
The Boyle County Courthouse is staffed by Boyle County Circuit Clerk Cortney Shewmaker.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Boyle County Courthouse
321 W. Main St.
Danville, KY 40422
There is a public parking lot behind building. Two hour parking is available on Main Street and side streets.
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 Danville Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both District and Circuit Court.
District Court Judges
Boyle County is in the 50th District Court District. The other district court in this district is in Mercer County. The 50th District has one judge. He is:
- Division 1: Hon. Jeff L. Dotson
- The Honorable Judge Phelps was admitted to the bar in 1992.
- He earned his B.S. from East Tennessee State University, going on to receive her J.D. from the University of Louisville.
District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Lynne Dean handles prosecution in Boyle District Court. Her office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings. Her office is located inside the courthouse.
Bradley D. Clark, Danville Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Boyle County is in the 50th Circuit Court District. The other circuit courts in this district is in Mercer County. The 50th District has one judge who hears criminal cases. He is:
- Division 1: Hon. Darren W. Peckler
- Judge Peckler has been on the Circuit bench since 2000.
- Judge Peckler was the Boyle County District Judge from 1978-1999.
- Prior to this he served as a police judge.
Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. Richie Bottoms. His office is located in Harrodsburg. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Boyle County Grand Jury.