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Russell County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Russell County Background Information

Russell County is a county found in the state of Kentucky. Russell County had 17,565 occupants in 2010, as outlined by a local census. The county seat is Jamestown.

It was formed in 1825.

It was named for William Russell. He was a soldier, pioneer, and politician from Virginia and Kentucky.

Russell County Arrest Files

In Russell County, arrest files are kept for each and every crime. Crimes in Russell County are broken into two key categories, violent crime and property crime. There were 9 violent and 13 property crimes in 2018 in Russell County.

Russell County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff: Lee Smith
410 Monument Sq # 109,
Jamestown KY 42629
Phone: (270) 343-2191

Russell County Criminal Records

A register is maintained for all sex offenders in Russell County. This register includes any offender incarcerated, attending school, living, or working in Russell County. This register is in the public domain. People in Russell County are able to try to look for any sex offenders around their home. Russell County keeps a regularly updated record of all criminal, jail, and inmate documents.

Russell County Court Files

Russell County features the county courthouse, which oversees all criminal, family, and civil cases. Russell County court files are preserved by the court clerk. Residents looking for files in Russell County can obtain at:

Russell County Courthouse
202 Monument Sq # 106, Jamestown, KY 42629
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F; 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 1st Sat of month CST
Phone: (270) 343-2185, (270) 343-2186
Fax: (270) 343-5808

The Court of Appeals has the power to oversee any lower court case in Kentucky when an appeal is made. These lower courts in question refer to the 120 superior or trial courts across the 120 counties in Kentucky, such as Russell County.

NOTE - Normal documents in Russell County can be delivered by mail, email, or fax. Then again, all official records can only be directed via mail in Russell County.

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Russell County Public Files

Vital documents are kept on every last Russell County resident. These vital files contain a person's most essential milestone life events. Marriages, divorces, births and deaths are the most typical vital documents. The Kentucky state government would not be able to gather these records without the help of counties such as Russell County. Russell County is tasked with acquiring and delivering copies of vital documents to the state.

Kentucky county clerks are in charge of accumulating marriage documents. The Office of Vital Statistics then collects the documents from clerks, such as the one in Russell County. In the past, county offices in Kentucky have also been tasked with accumulating birth and death documents. County clerks in Russell County may have gathered the following at some stage: birth certificates, death certificates, divorce decrees, marriage licenses, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, and more. All Kentucky vital files, including those from Russell County, are saved in one central registry. These vital documents can be used in coming years for statistical analysis.

These vital records are in the public domain and so can be accessed by Russell County residents. Residents of Russell County have this right thanks to the 1976 Kentucky Open Documents Act. The most recent amendment to the Act came in 1994. In order to access files, a Russell County resident must apply at:

Russell County Clerk: ​ Sue Popplewell Brockman
410 Monument Sq, #103
Jamestown, KY 42629
Phone: (270) 343-2125
Fax: (270) 343-4700

NOTE - The office only opens between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Saturday CST. Photo ID is also needed for any Russell County citizen looking for documents. In Russell County, this may include a driver's license or state ID. All Russell County requests must also be in writing.