Right to counsel
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
Legislation, Incarceration for Fees/Fines (incomplete)
A Kentucky statute entitles any indigent person to representation who is “being detained by a law enforcement officer, on suspicion of having committed, or who is under formal charge of having committed, or is being detained under a conviction of, a serious crime,” see Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 31.110(1), where the definition of “serious crime” includes “[a]ny legal action which could result in the detainment of a defendant.” See Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 31.100(8)(c). In Lewis v. Lewis, the state supreme court interpreted these provisions to mean that “an indigent person who is facing incarceration for any amount of time is entitled to appointed counsel,” including in civil contempt proceedings. 875 S.W.2d 862, 863-64 (Ky. 1993).
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes