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Mercer County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Mercer County Background Information

The state of Kentucky is home to Mercer County. There were 21,331 people in Mercer County in 2010. In Mercer County, the current seat is Harrodsburg.

It was formed in 1785.

It was named for Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer, who was killed at the Battle of Princeton in 1777.

Mercer County Arrest Documents

Each and every crime committed in Mercer County is recorded by the authorities. Mercer County crimes are split up into property crime and violent crime. In Mercer County, there were 4 violent and 30 property crimes in 2018.

Mercer County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Ernie Kelty
207 W. Lexington St.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 734-4221
Fax: (859) 734-2460

Mercer County Criminal Records

The police in Mercer County are required to keep an up to date register of all sex offenders in the area. This is not limited to those purely living and working in Mercer County, but also those attending school or imprisoned within the county. There are regularly updated criminal documents in Mercer County, including jail and inmate records.

Mercer County Court Files

In Mercer County, all civil, criminal, and family cases are overseen by the county courthouse. The court clerk preserves all court documents in Mercer County. In Mercer County, to obtain a record a person must enquire at:

Mercer County Courthouse
224 S Main St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
Phone: (859) 734-8452
Fax: (859) 734-8454

After an appeal is made, the Court of Appeals can manage any lower court case. These lower courts often refer to one of the 120 superior or trial courts found across Kentucky's 120 counties, including Mercer County.

NOTE - Popular court files in Mercer County can usually be delivered by mail, email, or fax once payment is received. Mercer County official files can only be directed via mail.

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Mercer County Public Documents

Vital records are kept on each and every citizen in Kentucky and therefore Mercer County. These files refer to Mercer County and Kentucky residents' most essential life events. These records incorporate marriage files, divorce papers, birth certificates, death records, and more. Mercer County plays an important role in the collection of these files. In Kentucky, counties such as Mercer County are in charge of getting some vital documents, before dispatching them on to the state.

Marriage files are amassed by the Kentucky county clerks. The clerks then send these files to the Office of Vital Statistics. In the past, county offices in Kentucky have also been tasked with accumulating birth and death records. The different documents that Mercer County clerks may have accumulated includes birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. One central Kentucky registry stores all vital records from the state counties, including Mercer County. They can later be used for statistical analysis.

Every resident in Mercer County can access these vital documents. Residents of Mercer County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Records Act. The most recent amendment to the Act came in 1994. In Mercer County, a person must request vital documents at:

Mercer County Clerk: Chris Horn
207 W Lexington St
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 734-6312
Fax: (859) 734-6309

NOTE - In Mercer County, a person must visit the office between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST and Monday to Friday. Photo ID is needed to obtain any records in Mercer County. This could include a driver's license or state ID. All Mercer County requests must also be in writing.