Kentucky Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)

Kentucky Public Records Questions and Answers (FAQ)
  • How do I find out the reason for jail time in Kentucky for a person in the 1920s or 1930s?
    I had the name of the jail, so I called them directly. They put me through to a very nice older gentleman. He first told me it might take some time to find the information, but they had kept all records since the prison opened. He called me back in a couple of minutes to get my email, and he copied the information and emailed it. So much easier than I expected.
  • Where can I find free legal advice on civil suits over property in Kentucky?
    If there is a specific type of record you are looking for that will help, you can search this self-help directory, which is the purpose of the content. You can search for free records or pay for a private service to do it for you. Take a look at the information that is available for free first. Ask for what you need specifically in posts; just laying out a series of events will not be helpful. This site is advantageous when looking for public records and their sources.
  • Where can I find in Kentucky all my mom's arrest records?
    All records are not public. There are specific records that are open to the public; there's a list of providers where you can find different public records. Detailed descriptions have other request policies and processes, depending on the agency.
  • Where can I find in Kentucky access to a copy of the missing person report from 1992?
    These reports are usually filed with the police department. There are sites specifically for missing persons, regardless of whether it was a long time ago or if the person is still missing.
  • Where can I find information about a mother and four children killed in a 1979 fire in Kentucky?
    Local libraries offer public access to periodicals that contain newsworthy events. Since the incident may not be a widely noteworthy event, smaller papers/publications may still carry that story. Where in Kentucky the incident occurred is important as different libraries have more or fewer services.
  • Where can I find the number of arrests due to domestic violence in Kentucky?
    The Kentucky State Police releases their crime and traffic data publications annually from 1995 to 2012, and they are in pdf, so they may not come up initially in searches.
  • Where can I find in Kentucky access to mugshots?
    You can go directly to the sheriff's department site and look up locked persons. Which county or law enforcement department made the arrest?
  • Was there a john McKinney in a Kentucky prison around 1930-1940?
    The Kentucky department of corrections Offenders online lookup lists current prisoners. Still, if you access the same pages on the doc's website, you'll see instructions regarding obtaining records from past incarcerated people.