Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd http://wkms.org en Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Auction of Cuba Elementary School http://wkms.org/post/judge-grants-injunction-halt-auction-cuba-elementary-school <p>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd is granting the group of disgruntled residents suing the Graves Board of Education a temporary injunction effectively halting the sale of Cuba Elementary School.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:09:32 +0000 Rob Canning 41730 at http://wkms.org Judge Grants Injunction to Halt Auction of Cuba Elementary School Ky. Agency Ordered to Pay Newspapers $300K for Records Violation http://wkms.org/post/ky-agency-ordered-pay-newspapers-300k-records-violation <p>The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services must pay more than $300,000 in attorneys’ fees to the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader after violating the state Open Records Act.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:20:47 +0000 John Null 39521 at http://wkms.org Ky. Agency Ordered to Pay Newspapers $300K for Records Violation Kentucky Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-wont-appeal-ruling-halting-executions <p></p><p>Kentucky will not appeal a judge's ruling that keeps a ban on executions in place with state officials opting instead to fight out a lawsuit inmates brought challenging the way lethal injections are carried out.</p><p>Justice Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin says Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd’s concerns about executions aren’t leading to a rewrite of the regulations. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:52:39 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37592 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute http://wkms.org/post/judge-fines-kentucky-cabinet-756k-records-dispute <p></p><p>A state judge has fined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services more than $750,000 dollars because it "willfully circumvented" open-records law by not fully releasing records of child abuse fatalities and near deaths.</p><p>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Monday that the cabinet made a "mockery" of the Open Records Act by maintaining that documents remain confidential. Shepherd ordered the cabinet to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs to be decided. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:56:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37576 at http://wkms.org Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute KY Judge Declines To Lift Death Penalty Injunction http://wkms.org/post/ky-judge-declines-lift-death-penalty-injunction <p></p><p>A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction, ruling yesterday that a lawsuit brought by death row inmates over Kentucky's execution procedures has some unresolved issues.</p><p>Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied a motion by state corrections officials to lift the injunction that halted executions. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:59:29 +0000 The Associated Press 37139 at http://wkms.org KY Judge Declines To Lift Death Penalty Injunction Judge Rules Against Medicaid Provider http://wkms.org/post/judge-rules-against-medicaid-provider <p></p><p>A judge has ordered Kentucky Spirit to pay for preventative care that local health departments across the state provide to school children.</p><p>The Courier-Journal reports Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd issued the ruling Tuesday.</p><p>The Medicaid-managed care provider stopped paying for such services last summer, saying it wasn't obligated to cover the care under its contract with the state.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:20:53 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31808 at http://wkms.org Judge Rules Against Medicaid Provider Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-court-orders-release-child-death-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p>The court released the 3-3 vote Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:27:08 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31047 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records Franklin Circuit Judge Finds Redistricting Maps Unconstitutional http://wkms.org/post/franklin-circuit-judge-finds-redistricting-maps-unconstitutional <p>A Franklin Circuit Court judge has thrown out new legislative district maps, saying they violate the basic principles of the Kentucky Constitution.</p><p>Judge Phillip Shepherd&rsquo;s ruling is based on the so-called &ldquo;five percent rule.&rdquo; It says new districts must be within five percent of their ideal size. Shepherd added that the maps of both the House and Senate districts divided too many counties.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:22:04 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16832 at http://wkms.org