LaRue County Courthouse Annex
209 W. High St. P.O. Box 191
Hodgenville, KY 42748
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Circuit Court Clerk: Emily N. Ernst

Phone: 270-358-3421
Fax: 270-358-3731

Payment options: Cash, check, money order, credit and debit cards (fee applies). Cash required for bonds, probation and parole fees. Pay online with ePay.

Driver's Licensing Notice: The location of your driver’s license services may have changed. Those services are transitioning from all 120 Offices of Circuit Court Clerk to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional offices by June 30, 2022. To learn what to do in your county, please visit our Driver’s Licensing page.

Requesting Older Court Records: The State Records Center stores court records 15-35 years old. Submit this records request form to or call 502-564-3617. The case and locator numbers must be provided as these records cannot be searched only by name and/or SS#. You can request the case and locator numbers from the Office of Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the case was handled. The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives stores court records 36+ years old. To request court records from the KDLA, email or call 502-564-1787.​

Parking: Lot in front of building

Justice, Judges & Circuit Court Clerk

Emily Ernst

Emily Ernst

LaRue County Judicial Center


Day Hours
Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., closed noon-1 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon first Saturday. CDLs not issued on Saturdays.
Sunday Closed

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