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Courthouse Restrictions & Courtroom Etiquette

Photo ID Requirement

All persons are required to show a valid U.S. government issued identification card (federal or state) before being allowed entry to federal courthouses in the Western District of Kentucky.  At a minimum, the identification card must show the person’s photo, name, and date of birth.


Courtroom Etiquette

  • Mobile phones must be turned off or on silent mode during court.
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in the courtroom.
  • Anyone attending a Bankruptcy Court hearing must dress appropriately in business type clothing that is modest and professional.  No halter tops, no soiled work clothing, no mini-skirts, no spandex, no athletic wear, no hats, etc. will be tolerated. NOTE: The Bankruptcy Court reserves the right to continue any hearing if it finds that anyone in attendance is not attired properly.