Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk Tanya Hodges has released a special statement regarding the process of jury duty summons' in Edmonson County.
"Dear Edmonson County residents,
As you may know, when court cases require a jury here in the Edmonson County Courthouse, our office has to request a jury panel from Frankfort. I, nor anyone in our office has any control as to whom is mailed a jury summons. We simply request a certain amount of names, and then the names are randomly selected from a database stored in Frankfort.
It has come to our attention that several families have received a summons in the name of a deceased loved one. We know this is frustrating, and sometimes painful. We deeply apologize for these incidents and we are working hard to keep this from happening in the future.
A new jury panel is currently being selected and the summons' have been mailed out. Again, we do not select these names locally, but we ask that if you or a family member receive a summons for someone who has passed, to please contact our office immediately so that we can notify Frankfort in order to remove that name from the database.
We are here to serve you with respect and dignity, and we deeply care about our responsibilities, our credibility, but most importantly, you, the people of Edmonson County. Please contact our office with any needs for our services, it is our pleasure to serve you. Thank you so much."
Edmonson County Circuit Court Clerk
Pauletta C. Sanders
8/10/2015 04:12:47 am
My mother was one of the deceased to receive a jury summons. I simply filled it out, including the section on why she was not the one submitting the form, and mailed it back. No need to have a fit. My mom was not like that and would not have wanted a big to-do over something so trivial. I did not need that piece of paper to remind me that Mom is gone. Every day, I am aware of it and miss her. Tanya and her staff do a difficult job. I sure don't need to make it harder.
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