In Kentucky, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Kentucky Mechanic’s Liens. When a Kentucky mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. When a Kentucky mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on a publicly or government owned property, it attaches to the fund of money which the public agency has allocated for a project. Contractors, as well as subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers who have a contract with a general contractor or a subcontractor can file a Kentucky mechanics lien. Contractors can file without a Kentucky prelien-notice or preliminary notice, but subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers must give notice within the time frames.