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An open meetings and records law was passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1974. The Kentucky Open Records Act is a series of laws that guarantees access to public records of government bodies, with the Kentucky Open Meetings Act legislating the methods by which public meetings are conducted. All public records must be open for inspection unless the records are exempted by one or more of the twelve exemptions found in the Act which include public records that are prohibited from disclosure by State or Federal law. There are 120 counties in Kentucky but also has 39 independent cities that are not part of any county and deal directly with the state government, giving that state 134 county level administrative units. that act as a smaller local government of the state. The state of Kentucky recognizes 419 cities which are divided into six classes based on their population. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts provides criminal history reports including felonies since 1978, misdemeanors and traffic cases from five years of more. Discover a myriad of Kentucky public records online. Gather interesting facts, figures and statistics about the people and history of Kentucky. Link to the county sites to find information on the how their governing bodies operate and services they offer. You may also research a wealth of information on individual cities and community resources and attractions within the state. Investigate the possibilities of doing business in Kentucky by learning about the state's business laws. Get access to birth and death records from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Link to the Kentucky State Police site for criminal records and other criminal reports. Find out how affordable it is to live in Kentucky by acquiring data on the housing and real estate markets. Read about up to date current events and news headlines for Kentucky. This site is updated regularly for the best and most current services.
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Kentucky Free Arrest Records
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Kentucky Most Wanted and Warrants
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
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Kentucky Free Court Records Search
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
15-70495 Sharon Sue Adkins

15-40639-acs Caleb Daniel Perdue and April Michelle Perdue

15-40638 Bobby Ray Welborn and Jennifer Ann Welborn

15-21056 Esau Wicker Wright and Samantha Sue Wright

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Kentucky Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
ALEXIS MOORE, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/02/2015. Missing From LOUISVILLE, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Louisville Metro Police Department (Kentucky) 1-502-574-2111.
July 30 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

LILY FARMER, Age Now: 16, Missing: 05/17/2015. Missing From FRANKLIN, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Franklin Police Department (Kentucky) 1-270-586-8824.
June 16 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

JESSICA LOGSDON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 12/13/2012. Missing From LOUISVILLE, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Louisville Metro Police Department (Kentucky) 1-502-574-2111.
June 12 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

ALICE JEFFERSON, Age Now: 61, Missing: 07/04/1974. Missing From FORT CAMPBELL, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: US Army Criminal Investigation Division (Kentucky) 1-270-798-7113.
June 12 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

JANELLE SANGER-GARZA, Age Now: 26, Missing: 11/12/2009. Missing From MORGANFIELD, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Kentucky State Police (Henderson, Kentucky) 1-270-826-3312.
June 12 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: ANN GOTLIB (KY)
ANN GOTLIB, Age Now: 44, Missing: 06/01/1983. Missing From LOUISVILLE, KY. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: FBI - Louisville, Kentucky - 1-502-583-3941 Or Your Local FBI.
June 12 2015
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Kentucky Free Recent Criminal Activity Reports
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Assault on 1200 BLOCK OF E NEW CIRCLE RD, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
Victim Stated Listed Suspect Intentionally Caused Visible Physical Injury To Her By Striking Her In The Face With Her Fist Leaving Her With A Black Eye And Spra
Happening July 27 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65676976/assault+on+1200+block+of+e+new+circle+rd%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Assault on 3200 BLOCK OF NICHOLASVILLE RD, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
The Complainant Stated The Listed Person Her Live In Boyfriend Assaulted Her By Pushing Her To The Ground Causing An Bleeding Abrasion On Her Right Knee.
Happening July 27 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65676949/assault+on+3200+block+of+nicholasville+rd%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Assault on SIR BARTON WAY AND GREY LAG WAY, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
Listed Victim Stated The Listed Suspect Assaulted Her By Grabbing Her Neck And Facial Area.
Happening July 27 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65676946/assault+on+sir+barton+way+and+grey+lag+way%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Vandalism on 1900 BLOCK OF PLAUDIT PL, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
Complainant Stated Listed Suspects Damaged Merchandise Valued At $4.99.
Happening July 27 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65676941/vandalism+on+1900+block+of+plaudit+pl%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Theft on 3000 BLOCK OF SANDERSVILLE RD, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
Victim States That Unknown Suspect(S) Unlawfully Entered His Vehicle And Took A Firearm Which He Valued At $350.00.
Happening July 27 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65676982/theft+on+3000+block+of+sandersville+rd%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Burglary on 400 BLOCK OF MCKENNA CT, Lexington, KY (via spotcrime.com)
The Unidentified Suspect Kicked The Rear Door Attempting To Gain Entry Into The Residence And Caused Damage Under $500 To The Door.
Happening July 26 2015
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/65648720/burglary+on+400+block+of+mckenna+ct%2C+lexington%2C+ky

Kentucky Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
Richard Downs – February 6, 2015 – Louisville, KY
Name of Missing: Richard Downs Nicknames: Chad Year of Birth: 1976 Age at time missing: 38 years old Date Missing: February 6, 2015 Missing From: Louisville, Kentucky Hair Color: Brown Hair Style: Very short Eye […]
February 06 2015
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/richard-downs/

Amani Duncan – May 03, 2014 – Louisville, KY
Missing: Amani Duncan Date Missing: May 3, 2014 Last Location: Louisville, Kentucky Year of Birth: 1997 Age at Missing: 16 years old Sex: Female Race: Biracial Hair: Brown […]
May 03 2014
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/amaniduncan/

Jimmy Kelly – June 12, 2013 – Elkhorn City, KY
Missing: Jimmy Carson Kelly Case: Missing Missing From: Elkhorn City, Kentucky Missing Date: June 12, 2013 Race: White Sex: Male Age at Time Missing: 40 Height: […]
June 12 2013
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/jimmy-kelly-june-12-2013-elkhorn-city-ky/

Melvia Roarx – June 05, 2013 – Caneyville, KY
Missing: Melvia Roarx Case: Missing Nickname: Pamela or Pooh Bear Missing From: Caneyville, KY Missing Date: June 05, 2013 Race: Caucasian Sex: Female Age at Time Missing: 28 Height: 61 in. Weight: 100 to 130 […]
June 05 2013
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/melvia-roarx-june-05-2013-caneyville-ky/

Robert “Butch” Rithaler – May 19, 2010 – Newport, Kentucky
Missing: Robert J. Rithaler Jr. Case: Silver Missing – Needs medication Nickname: Butch Missing From: Newport, Kentucky Missing Date: May 19, 2010 Race: White Sex: Male Age at Time Missing: 46 Height: 65.0 Weight: […]
May 10 2012
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/robert-butch-rithaler-may-19-2010-newport-kentucky/

Shawn Gallagher – June 03, 2010 – Joplin, MO
Missing: Shawn Patrick Gallagher Case: Missing Missing From: Joplin, Missouri Missing Date: June 03, 2010 Race: W Sex: M Age at Time Missing: 40 years old Height: 5’9″ Weight: […]
June 03 2010
Source: http://lostnmissing.org/missing/shawn-gallagher-june-03-2010-joplin-mo/

Kentucky Latest Crime Records,
Last recorded (2013) Updated 07/30/2015
Total Violent Crime:9,222
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:167
Aggravated Assault:4,198
Total Property Crime:103,857
Larceny Theft:71,612
Motor Vehicle Theft:6,032
Kentucky Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 4,339,367
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 20004,042,288
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20107%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010297,598
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population4,041,769
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age288,022
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age7%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age1,014,323
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 24%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older13%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older570,336
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
State's white resident population recorded in 20103,809,537
State's black resident population recorded in 2010337,520
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 201010,120
State's Asian resident population recorded in 201048,930
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 20102,501
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races75,208
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin132,836
Non Hispanic white resident population in 20103,745,655
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201088%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 20108%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20103%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201086%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Kentucky
Births 200759,368
Deaths 200740,090
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 2007397
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200984%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Kentucky Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 20093%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20094%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200980%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200920%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009334,465

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Kentucky
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 23 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20091,934,973
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009183,855
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200911%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 70%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$113,100
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200918%
Total number of households between 2005-20091,674,738
Average size of households between 2005-20092

Kentucky Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $22,284
2009 statewide income of median households in Kentucky$40,061
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200918%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$130,581
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$30,824
Labor force of civilian workers in 20092,080,409
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009217,537
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 11%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 2,438,265
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 106,242
People employed by the government in 2007 364,196
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 200798,436,649
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200740,372
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 92,587
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 1,570,800
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 4%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 270,572
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 20076,300,866

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Kentucky
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 2007337,627
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200726%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 119,105,421
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 200774,680,759
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 50,405,925
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 11,843

Land Valuation

Property value and Kentucky territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 7,398
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 923,485
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms13,993,121
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year52,264,206
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year12,242
Size in square miles of land as of 200039,728
Population per square mile in the year 2010109

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