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No. The phone number to the Public Defender’S Office is 270-826-1852. For more information, visit the Department of Public Advocacy's office website.
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Our main office on the second floor of the Henderson County Courthouse is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for child support, delinquent tax collection and prosecution. Our Bad Check Office on the first floor of the Henderson County Courthouse is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed for lunch from Noon until 1 p.m.
The Bad Check Program is located at the Henderson County Courthouse, bottom floor, at:20 N Main StreetHenderson, KY 42420
All other offices are located on the second floor in the same building. Please be advised that this is called the “old” courthouse by some people and not the newer Henderson County Judicial Center, which is across Main Street.
Call the Henderson County District Clerk’s Office for this information at 270-826-2405. Find more information on the Clerk’s Office. For docket information, please see the Administrative Office of the Courts’ website.
There are Emergency Protective Orders and Domestic Violence Orders, which are filed at the office of the Henderson Circuit Clerk. If after hours or in case of emergency, call 911. Criminal violations of an Emergency Protective Order or Domestic Violence Order that was issued in Henderson County are prosecuted by this office. To report a violation, call 911.
For domestic violence shelters, counseling, and information, contact Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services (O.A.SI.S) at 800-882-2873
Call the Child Protection Hot Line: 800-752-6200 (Toll Free). The local Department of Community Based Services, Protection and Permanency Office (child and adult abuse, neglect and dependency, foster care, adoptions, etc.) is located at:417 S Main StreetHenderson, KY 42420
They can be reached at 270-826-6203.
No, although County Attorney Steve Gold meets with the public as a courtesy to provide general information about legal principles, this office cannot represent you in such matters as it is not an official function of the County Attorney authorized by Kentucky law and he will not provide specific legal advice to you on such matters.
To locate a private attorney who can represent you in such matters, the Kentucky Bar Association has a lawyer locator. If you are unable to afford an attorney, you may qualify for the services of Kentucky Legal Aid which can be reached at 866-452-9243 or through the Aid website.