Circuit Court Clerk

Melissa Cardwell


P.O. Box 625
110 North Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261

Phone: (270) 526-5631 or (270)526-5632
Fax: (270) 526-6763
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Staff: Fammie Green, Lisa Walker, Mandy House, Leah Evans, Melissa Phelps

Functions of the Office

Circuit Court Clerks are elected officials of the court and are responsible for the custody, control, and safe storage of court records for Circuit, Family, and District Courts. Among the duties of the clerks and their deputy clerks are the receipt of lawsuits and papers for the courts, entering judge’s orders, being present during trials, receiving fines, issuing drivers' licenses, scheduling juries, handling bond money and operating the video recording equipment which records Circuit and District Court proceedings.

Drivers' License Issuance

Permit testing is every Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for the written test. Applicants must bring their original birth certificate and social security card. 16 & 17 year old students must also provide the original School Compliance Verification For Drivers License from their school. The skills test is by appointment only on Thursday’s beginning at noon. Please call one week in advance 270-526-5631 to schedule an appointment before the testing date. Study manuals are available here.

Court Dates

Circuit Motion Days are the second Tuesday of each month. Circuit Civil cases are heard at 9:00 a.m. Circuit Criminal cases are heard at 10:00 a.m.

Family Court is on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Non-confidential docket begins at 1:30 p.m. and confidential docket at approximately 2:00 p.m.

District Court meets each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. District court hears traffic violations, misdemeanors, small claims, probates, civil cases, and criminal juvenile matters.

Please check with the clerk’s office to verify your court date and time.


Driver’s license, IDs, court services, law library

Special Programs

Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life Organ Donation Program

Forms of Payment

Cash, Check or Money Order​

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