Evictions Resume in Fayette County, Kentucky

August 21, 2020

Starting Monday, eviction hearings in Fayette County will resume after being halted in March due to the coronavirus.

In Fayette County District Court, 157 eviction hearings are scheduled next week. The following week, the docket shows an additional 143 eviction hearings.

Josh Crabtree, executive director of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, told the legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary Thursday the state’s legal aid organizations, which represent the majority of poor tenants in eviction cases, have called each judicial district to ask how evictions are being handled across the state.

“The only consistency is the inconsistency,” Crabtree said. In one district with three district court judges, all three are handling eviction cases differently, he said.

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