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The Rockcastle County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, KY
The Rockcastle County Courthouse is staffed by Rockcastle County Circuit Clerk Eliza Jane York.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rockcastle County Courthouse Annex
205 E. Main St., Room 102
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Parking is on the side and front of the Rockcastle Annex building. There is a city parking lot across the street in front of the courthouse.
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 Mt. Vernon Criminal Defense Lawyers defend cases in both Rockcastle District and Circuit Court.
District Court Judges
Rockcastle County is in the 28th District Court District. The other district court in this district is in Pulaski County. The 28th District has two judges:
- Division 1: Hon. Jeffrey Scott Lawless
- The Honorable Judge Lawless has been on the bench since 2005.
- He earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Kentucky.
- The Honorable Judge Wood has been on the bench since 2005.
- She earned her B.S. from EKU and her J.D. from NKU.
District Court Prosecutor
The County Attorney, the Honorable Jeremy Rowe handles prosecution in Rockcastle District Court. His office handles the prosecution of traffic, misdemeanor, and felony preliminary hearings.
Bradley D. Clark, Mt. Vernon Criminal Defense Lawyer, Receiving the 2017 Young Professional Alumni Award from UK College of Law Dean Brennen
Circuit Court Judges
Rockcastle County is in the 28th Circuit Court District. The other circuit courts in this district are Pulaski and Lincoln counties. The 28th District has two judge who hear criminal cases:
- Division 1: Hon. David A. Tapp
- Judge Tapp was appointed to the bench in 2005.
- He received his law degree from the University of Louisville./li>
- Judge Burdette was appointed to the bench in 2003.
- He received his law degree from NKU./li>
Circuit Court Prosecutor
Prosecution of felonies is handled by the office of the Hon. Eddy Montgomery. His office is located in Somerset. His office prosecutes offenses that have been indicted by the Rockcastle County Grand Jury.