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The Mercer County Courthouse in Harrodsburg, KY
The Mercer County Courthouse is staffed by Mercer County Circuit Clerk Allison B. Buchanan.
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.
Mercer County Judicial Center
224 S. Main St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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 Harrodsburg Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both District and Circuit Court.
District Court Judges
Mercer County is in the 50th District Court District. The other district court in this district is in Boyle 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 Ted Dean handles prosecution in Mercer District Court. His office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings.
Bradley D. Clark, Harrodsburg Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Mercer County is in the 50th Circuit Court District. The other circuit courts in this district is in Boyle 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 Mercer County Grand Jury.