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The Franklin County Courthouse in Frankfort, KY
The Franklin County Courthouse is staffed by Franklin County Circuit Clerk Amy Feldman.
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.
Franklin County Courthouse
222 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Handicapped parking spaces are available in front of building.
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 Frankfort Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both District and Circuit Court.
Frankfort Court Information
Circuit Criminal Motion Hour: Division 1 is at 9 a.m., Division 2 is at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Frankfort District Criminal Court is on Tuesday. Frankfort District Traffic Court is held on Thursday.
Frankfort District Court Judges
Franklin County is in the 48th District Court District. The 48th District has two judges. They are:
- Division 1: Hon. Kathy R. Mangeot
- The Honorable Judge Kathy R. Mangeot has been on the bench since 2007.
- Prior to becoming a judge, she worked at McNamara & Jones.
- The Honorable Judge Olds has been on the bench since 2008.
- Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Olds was a partner with the firm Bullock & Coffman.
Frankfort District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Rick Sparks handles prosecution in Franklin District Court. Her office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings. His office is located inside the courthouse.
Bradley D. Clark, Frankfort Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Franklin County is in the 48th Circuit Court District. The 48th District has two judges who hear criminal cases. They are:
- Division 1: Hon. Phillip Shepherd
- Judge Shepherd has been on the Circuit bench since 2006.
- Judge Shepherd graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1980.
- Judge Wingate went to KSU in Frankfort for his Undergraduate degree.
- Judge Wingate graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. Larry Cleveland. His office is located in the courthouse. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury.