KY Supreme Court Ends 14-Day Delay for Eviction Proceedings

On March 22, 2022, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an order which rescinded a previous order requiring residential eviction proceedings be delayed 14 days.  Under the previous order, residential eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent were required to be continued for 14-days so long as the tenant appeared at the initial hearing.  The new order removes the 14-day continuance requirement entirely.  Now landlords can get a judgment of eviction at the initial eviction hearing.

For Kentucky landlords, the order marks a welcomed return to pre-COVID eviction procedures which allow for a quicker resolution of eviction cases.