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Campbell County to dedicate courthouse addition and renovation Aug. 30

Tuesday, 08 28, 2012

Casie Anderson Prible
Public Information Specialist
502-573-2350, x 50032
casieprible@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky., -– The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Campbell County Courthouse addition and renovation Thursday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m. EDT at 300 York St. in Newport.

“Since the early days of the commonwealth, Kentucky courthouses have held a special place as the center of our communities,” Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said. “The Campbell County Courthouse addition and renovation will provide an efficient facility where citizens can carry out court business and seek access to justice. I appreciate the county leaders and state legislators who joined the Judicial Branch in making this project a reality.”

The addition and renovation project includes space for Circuit Court, District Court, the Office of Circuit Court Clerk and ancillary services. The addition totals 96,780 square feet and the renovation covers the entire original courthouse, which consists of 46,932 square feet.

The updated facility is designed to greatly enhance the delivery of court services. The courthouse is now equipped with the latest computer, video and networking technology. The design also provides the highest level of Kentucky court security through a single-point entry with magnetometers and security personnel. In addition, prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrances and corridors.
 
The addition and renovation were designed to meet the standards required by the Administrative Office of the Courts. The project was completed by CMW of Lexington and Codell Construction Co. of Winchester. Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, which serves Kentucky and six other states, is the financial agent.       
 
Chief Justice Minton will be among the speakers at the dedication ceremony. State legislators, circuit and district judges, the Campbell County circuit court clerk, county magistrates, other local officials and AOC staff are also expected to attend. For more information, contact Chuck Peters, chair of the Campbell County Courthouse Commission, at 859-292-3879.

As the administrative and fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC oversees the construction and maintenance of court facilities statewide. The AOC also supports the activities of nearly 3,300 Kentucky Court of Justice employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks.

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