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State of Kentucky

Methods of Judicial Selection: Kentucky

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

District Court
Jurisdiction: juvenile matters; ordinance violations; misdemeanors; traffic violations; probate of wills; felony preliminary hearings; civil cases < $4,000
Selection of Judges: nonpartisan election
Retention of Judges: reelection
Qualifications: U.S. citizen; district resident 2 yrs; licensed to practice law 2 yrs