Judicial & State Officials

Judicial Officials

Honorable Samuel T. Wright, IIIChief Circuit Judge of the 47th Judicial District

Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. Circuit Court has the power to issue injunctions, writs of prohibition and writs of mandamus and to hear appeals from District Court and administrative agencies.

As a division of Circuit Court with general jurisdiction, the family court division of Circuit Court further retains primary jurisdiction in cases involving dissolution of marriage; child custody; visitation; maintenance and support; equitable distribution of property in dissolution cases; adoption; and, termination of parental rights. In addition to general jurisdiction of Circuit Court, the family court division of Circuit Court, concurrent with the District Court, has jurisdiction over proceedings involving domestic violence and abuse; the Uniform Act on Paternity and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; dependency, neglect, and abuse; and, juvenile status offenses.

One judge may serve more than one county within a circuit. Some circuits contain only one county but have several judges, depending on population and caseload. Circuit judges serve in eight-year terms.

Honorable Samuel T. Wright, III
156 Main Street, Suite 205
Whitesburg, KY 41858

(606) 633-2259

Honorable Kevin R. MullinsDistrict Judge of the 47th Judicial District

District Court is the court of limited jurisdiction and handles juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, misdemeanors, violations, traffic offenses, probate of wills, arraignments, felony probable cause hearings, small claims involving $2,500 or less, civil cases involving $5,000 or less, voluntary and involuntary mental commitments and cases relating to domestic violence and abuse.

Honorable Kevin R. Mullins
156 Main Street, Suite 101 C
Whitesburg, KY 41858

(606) 633-4222

Commonwealth's Attorney

Hon. Edison Banks

47th Circuit: Letcher

115 East Main Street
2nd Floor, Suite A
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Phone: (606) 633-8121
Fax: (606) 633-1638

 

Circuit Court Clerk

Margaret S. Nichols

Letcher County Courthouse                                                                                                                                                                                                             
156 Main St., Suite 201
Whitesburg, KY 41858
 
Phone: (606) 633-7559
             (606) 633-1048

 

 

State Officials

State Representative Leslie Combs (D)State Representative Leslie Combs (D)

Mailing Address:
245 E Cedar Drive
Pikeville KY 41501

Frankfort Address:
702 Capitol Avenue
Annex Room 373
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone:
(606) 444-6672 - Home
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 669 - Annex

Email:
Annex: Leslie.Combs@lrc.ky.gov

Service:
House 2007 - Present

State Representative John Short (D)State Representative John Short (D)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1133
Hindman, KY 41822

Frankfort Address:
702 Capitol Avenue
Annex Room 352
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone:
(606) 785-9018 - Work
(502) 564-8100 Ext. 668 - Annex

Email:
Annex: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/H092.aspx

Service:
House 2011 - Present

State Senator Johnny Ray Turner (D)State Senator Johnny Ray Turner (D)

Mailing Address:
849 Crestwood Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Frankfort Address(es):
702 Capitol Avenue
Annex Room 254
Frankfort, KY 4060
 
1700 Capitol Avenue
Capitol Room 330
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone:
(606) 889-6568 - Home
(502) 564-6136 - Annex
(502) 564-6136 - Capitol

Email:
Annex: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Messages/S029.aspx

Service:
Senate 2001 - Present

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R)

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R)For more information on U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell please follow this link: http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=OfficeLocations

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Hal Rogers (R)

U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Hal Rogers (R)For more information or to contact Hal Rogers please follow this link: http://halrogers.house.gov/contact  

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D)

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D)For more information please follow this link: http://governor.ky.gov/office/Pages/ip.aspx