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Marshall And Calloway County Judicial Buildings Closing March 16

Judge Jamie Jameson
42nd Judicial Circuit, Kentucky

  The Marshall County Judicial Building in Benton, Kentucky and Calloway County Judicial Building in Murray, Kentucky will close to the general public effective Monday, March 16, until further notice.

Chief Circuit Court Judge Jamie Jameson of the 42nd Judicial Circuit serving both counties issued the announcement earlier today, saying he made the decision after consulting with local leaders and receiving instructions from the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The closure means residents of the two counties will not be able to access the offices which manage driver’s licenses, probation and parole, pretrial services, circuit court clerks’ offices, commonwealth’s attorney’s offices, district court, family court or circuit court, including the judges’ chambers and any other services offered in those buildings.

Jameson advises citizens who have business currently scheduled with any of those agencies reschedule affected appointments or appearances. 

Those who have a court date scheduled during that time are advised to contact their attorney directly; those who may not yet have an attorney may call Marshall Circuit Clerk Office (270) 527-1480 or Calloway Circuit Clerk Office (270) 753-2714 for further instruction.

Those who have business with pretrial services for any court are advised to call 270-527-8815 (Marshall County) or 270-753-9917 (Calloway County) and leave a message with a reliable number for a returned call from pretrial services staff.

Those who need to report to probation and parole or otherwise contact their office are advised to call 270-527-3515 (Marshall County) or 270-753-7980 (Calloway County).

Jameson says emergency matters will still be handled as needed, including requests for emergency protective orders and domestic violence matters.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and ask for your continued prayers for our community and its leadership,” he said.

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