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Bracken County Judicial Center

Brooksville, Kentucky
Energy Star
Bracken County Judicial Center

Bracken County Judicial Center

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Bracken County Judicial Center is located adjacent to the existing County Courthouse in Brooksville, Kentucky

The Owner’s requested a traditional exterior design that relates to the adjacent existing courthouse. The brick and limestone design incorporates a formal covered entry with four two-story limestone columns reflecting the importance and permanence of the courts. A ceremonial stair addresses the elevation gain from Miami Street below, while an accessible approach at the building grade connects to the same main entry. A significant fascia/frieze and vertical masonry pilasters relate to similar features of the historic courthouse, while the red brick provides a contrasting and separate identity from the buff brick of the existing building. The sloped zinc roof and gables add height and visual interest to the stately facade. Graceful arched windows at the second floor courtroom area soften the traditional design.

The interior includes a central monumental stair leading to an interior second floor balcony. The main lobby areas and the main courtrooms enjoy ample natural light. Walnut millwork occurs throughout, with terrazzo floors and stone tile wainscoting throughout the public areas.

The 41,000 SF judicial center features:

  • District Court Courtroom & Chambers
  • Circuit & District Court Clerk’s Offices
  • Drug Court Offices
  • Prisoner Sallyport & Handling Facilities
  • Circuit Court Courtroom & Chambers
  • Grand Jury Suite
  • Family Court Courtroom & Chambers
  • Court Designated Worker Offices
  • Pre-Trial Offices
  • Mediation Offices
  • Circuit/Family Courtroom
  • Prisoner Handling Facilities

Designed to achieve Energy Star, the Judicial Center includes the following sustainable features:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling system.
  • Improved indoor air quality performance.
  • Low-emitting materials.
  • Permeable pavement system to reduce water runoff.