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Evictions will move forward for renters in Jefferson County despite a statewide moratorium.

In late July, Gov. Andy Beshear said he believed his emergency order would prevent the enforcement of evictions for rent non-payment amid the pandemic, but a spokesman with the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office says deputies are legally obligated to enforce a judge’s order.

“I know that there’s orders from the governor which conflict sometimes with what the court orders are,” said Lt. Col. Carl Yates. “If we get the order signed by a judge, that trumps the governor.”


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