Bankruptcy Court Information For Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky 40214
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Residents of Jefferson County, Kentucky file bankruptcy in Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court

4 courthouses serve the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court.


Three Kinds of Information You Will Need from the Court

(Note: Court websites change often and links go out of date. If a link does not work, go to the home page for the court and look for the materials from there.)

Official Website of the
Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court

Official Court Website

* Home page

What you'll find there

You'll need to file your papers with one of the courthouses that serve the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court.

Pre-COVID, you had to go to court, in person, at least once to meet with the bankruptcy trustee for your 341 hearing. During the Coronavirus pandemic, those meetings were typically done by phone or zoom. A few courts may still allow that.


Where To Start

Before you file, there are three kinds of information you'll need to get from the court's website:

1. Info on Filing Without an Attorney

Court "Pro Se" Info

Information specific to your district

You'll need information specifically about your particular court's procedures.

Fortunately, the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court offers information specifically designed for people filing without an attorney. Virtually all courts link to the generic national information mentioned above. The Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court offers specific guidance about local procedures.

General information about how to file

If you're new to the bankruptcy process, the website of the US Courts Adminstrative Office now offers a basic orentation page for those filing bankruptcy without an attorney. The information inlcudes a Bankruptcy Basics video in English Spanish and Creole. The half hour video is split into chapters so you can go back and review parts that went by too fast the first time.

2. Local Rules

Local Rules - KYW

Each court has its own rules about filing procedure, how to list creditor's names and addresses, and they tend to be fussy about it.

You must comply with the details of the process, such as filing dates, filing procedures, fees, and a myriad of other bureaucratic wonderfulness. Depending on how poorly they're written, your court's local rules probably won't make much sense to you. Don't worry. You may not be affected by most of the rules.

However, you will need to follow the rules about filing procedure and how to format the creditors' "mailing matrix" (a list of creditor's names and addresses).

Your court publishes plain-English instructions for those filing without a lawyer in the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court . Use that first, rather than trying to read the actual rules.

How to File for BankruptcyChapters 6 and 7 of How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy offer more information on what to look for in local rules and how to ask the court clerk for the information you need as you prepare your paperwork and fill in yourforms.

3. Court Forms

Local Forms

Bankruptcy is a forms-intensive process, kind of like doing a long tax return.

The main forms you use in bankruptcy are federal forms, used nationwide in all bankruptcy courts.

Your bankruptcy court may have additional local forms for the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court for dealing with things like the list of creditors.

Other information from the court

Most courts link to a downloadable U.S. Courts publication called "Bankruptcy Basics." This offers a decent overview of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy -- but has no information about how to actually file or fill in the mountain of forms.

Now most courts also link to a helpful YouTube video created by the Federal Courts that explains the bankruptcy process.

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Courthouses of the Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court

Jefferson County is served by the Federal Courthouse at Louisville, KY
601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202. (502) 627-5700

Bowling Green

Court Website info

Federal Courthouse
241 East Main Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Mailing Address:

U. S. Bankruptcy Court
601 West Broadway, Suite 450
Louisville, KY  40202

(502) 627-5700

Serving Counties:

Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Green, Hart, Logan, Metcalf, Monroe, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Warren

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Louisville

Court Website info

Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse
601 W. Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky  40202

Mailing Address:
U. S. Bankruptcy Court
601 West Broadway, Suite 450
Louisville, KY  40202

(502) 627-5700

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Owensboro

Court Website info

United States Courthouse
423 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Mailing Address:

U. S. Bankruptcy Court
601 West Broadway, Suite 450
Louisville, KY  40202

(502) 627-5700

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Paducah

Court Website info

United States Courthouse
501 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001

Mailing Address:

U. S. Bankruptcy Court
601 West Broadway, Suite 450
Louisville, KY  40202

(502) 627-5700

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Kentucky Western District Bankruptcy Court List of Private Trustees by Chapter

Source: The U.S Trustee Program - Kentucky List of Private Trustees by Chapter

KENTUCKY

 

Note: The individuals listed are private parties, not government employees.

 

 

TRUSTEE(S) COVERING THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY

 

Michael L. Baker
P.O. Box 175710
Covington, KY 41012
E-mail: mbaker@zslaw.com
Phone: (859) 426-1300

 

J. Clair Edwards
P.O. Box 1779
Somerset, KY 42502
E-mail: edwardstrustee@gmail.com
Phone: (859) 225-1745

 

L. Craig Kendrick
8459 US 42
Suite F, #311
Florence, KY 41042
E-mail: kylaw2@fuse.net
Phone: (859) 371-4321

 

James D. Lyon
P.O. Box 34188
Lexington, KY 40588
E-mail: jdlyonlaw@aol.com
Phone: (859) 397-9316

 

Mark T. Miller
300 1/2 West Maple Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
E-mail: Arthur100@windstream.net
Phone: (859)887-1087

 

Lori A. Schlarman
P.O. Box 17275
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
E-mail: lastrustee@gmail.com
Phone: (859) 586-1526

 

James R. Westenhoefer
212 South Third Street
Richmond, KY 40475
E-mail: jrwestenhoefer@aol.com
Phone: (859) 624-0145

TRUSTEE(S) COVERING THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY

 

Jerry A. Burns
1945 Scottsville, Road
B-2 PMB 348
Bowling Green, KY 42104
E-mail: burnstrustee@bellsouth.net
Phone: (270) 796-9090

 

Mark H. Flener
1143 Fairway Street, Suite 101
Bowling Green, KY 42102 -0008

P.O. Box 8
Bowling Green, KY 42102 -0008
E-mail: mflener@bellsouth.net
Phone: (270)783-8400

 

Robert W. Keats
150 South Third Street
P.O. Box 221377
Louisville, KY 40252 -1377
E-mail: rkeats@bellsouth.net
Phone: (502)587-8787

 

William W. Lawrence
300 Republic Plaza Building
200 S. Seventh Street
Louisville, KY 40202
E-mail: wlch7ecf@gmail.com
Phone: (502) 581-9042

 

Maurice R. Little
1917 Versnick Way
Madisonville, KY 42431
E-mail: mlittletrustee@bellsouth.net
Phone: (270) 821-0110

 

W. Stephen Reisz
Suite 1400, 401 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
E-mail: wreisz@gmail.com
Phone: (502) 584-1000
Fax: (502) 584-2318

 

Michael E. Wheatley
2 Anchorage Pointe
Louisville, KY 40223
E-mail: mwheatleytr@gmail.com
Phone: (502) 744-6484