A will may be deposited by the person making it, or anyone for him, with the county clerk of the county of his residence for safekeeping, upon payment of a fee as provided for in KRS 64.012 to the clerk. The clerk shall receive, keep, and deliver the will according to the directions on a sealed envelope. If there are no such directions, or the party entitled does not apply, the will shall be handed to and opened by the District Court, after the death of the testator, and there retained for probate.
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