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LaRue Circuit Clerk

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Emily N. Ernst LaRue Circuit Clerk

Contact the LaRue Circuit Clerk’s office for information pertaining to paying court fines, checking your court date, making restitution payments, filing small claims, inquiring about jury duty, filing for probate, filing an Emergency Order of Protection, filing forcible detainer or any other civil court issues:

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

Driver’s Licensing: Effective July 1, 2022, all driver’s license services have moved from the Offices of Circuit Court Clerk to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. More at (


LaRue County Courthouse Annex
209 W. High St. P.O. Box 191
Hodgenville, KY 42748
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Phone: 270-358-3421
Fax: 270-358-3731

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed 12 PM – 1 PM
(for Lunch)
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Saturday.
CDLs not issued on Saturdays.
Sunday Closed


Remote court proceedings allow parties in a court case to use technology to participate remotely. The Kentucky Court of Justice began conducting proceedings remotely in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic limited in-person events. This has ensured that the work of the courts can safely continue during the pandemic.

What You Need to Participate

Parties involved in a case, including judges, attorneys, prosecutors, defendants and witnesses, require the following to take part in a remote court proceeding:

      • A laptop or desktop computer, a tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android)

      • Secure and dependable internet service

      • Zoom or Microsoft Teams installed on your device or as a web app or mobile app

    Log on to the appropriate zoom link to attend your court day via zoom if you are unable to attend in person.  If you have any questions please call.

    Judge McMahan-Miller

    LaRue District Court Zoom Link
    (for all District Court proceedings):

    If you need assistance finding DUI Classes, rehabilitation facilities or getting a drug screen contact Bluegrass Professional Counseling by clicking the link below.

    Bluegrass Professional Counseling