GRAYSON COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
The new Grayson County Justice Center is a new free standing structure
consisting of approximately 39,000 s.f. of programmed area. The site
selected for this new Judicial Center is located directly east of the existing
Grayson County Courthouse located in downtown Leitchfield, Kentucky.
The county has purchased approximately 50 acres of undeveloped
land that is located adjacent to the downtown district. Of these
50 acres, 5 acres have been identified and secured for the new Judicial
Center. The 5 acres chosen is directly in the center of the 50 acre
plot and is the highest point of the property. When completed, the Judicial
Center should be visible from nearly all downtown points of view
including the Western Kentucky Parkway.
The architectural style of this new Judicial Center is considered somewhat
transitional between traditional and contemporary architecture.
Being the first new structure in this new development, the prominence
of this facility is of the utmost importance. Since it will be a “Beacon” for
this community it was extremely important to provide a design that is
carefully detailed from all sides (as if there are four front facades to the
building) yet still creating an identifiable public entrance.
The Judicial Center design will consist of two main building floor levels
and a partial lower level. This first floor will consist of the District Courtroom
with associated support spaces, District Judge’s Chambers, Circuit
Court Clerk’s Offices, pre-trial, CDW and drug court offices, main
building public secure entry and facility public circulation areas.
The second floor will consist of the Circuit Courtroom, with associated
support spaces, Circuit Court Judge’s Chambers, Family Court/Hearing
Room, Family Court Judge’s Chambers, Grand Jury Suite, Special
Judges/Visiting Judge’s Offices, and facility public circulation areas.
The lower level will consist of the main prisoner sallyport and holding areas,
mechanical room, electrical service room, judicial entry and building