The county of Cottle is located in and was founded in 1892. There are 1,505 residents in Cottle who have access to courthouses in Paducah. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 1,186 residents in Paducah, which is 1.2 square miles and 1,860ft above sea level.