John Minton http://wkms.org en Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chief-justice-court-worker-pay-woefully-inadequate <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">One-fourth of the judicial workforce in Kentucky falls under the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton calls the broken salary structure the most pressing issue in the state’s judicial system.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:51:43 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38745 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate' KY Chief Justice Says Judicial Branch Needs More Money http://wkms.org/post/ky-chief-justice-says-judicial-branch-needs-more-money <p></p><p>Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton wants lawmakers to find more money for the state’s judicial branch in the wake of last year's budget cuts. In his annual 'State of the Judiciary' today, Minton said he was upset that courts had to close for three furlough days this fiscal year. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:21:49 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27482 at http://wkms.org KY Chief Justice Says Judicial Branch Needs More Money the morning cram [whooping cough edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-whooping-cough-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> officials are trying to contain an outbreak of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/11/154596834/doctors-deploy-shots-and-drugs-against-whooping-cough-outbreak">whooping cough</a> in the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:58:16 +0000 Gary Pitts 18311 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [whooping cough edition] Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System http://wkms.org/post/chief-justice-minton-says-funding-cuts-have-hollowed-out-state-court-system <p>Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there&rsquo;s been a &ldquo;hollowing out&rdquo; of the state&rsquo;s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:12:56 +0000 Associated Press 18305 at http://wkms.org Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System Minton greatful for election to second term as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court http://wkms.org/post/minton-greatful-election-second-term-chief-justice-kentucky-supreme-court <p><font size="2">Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term.</font><br /> Thu, 17 May 2012 17:11:22 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18012 at http://wkms.org Minton greatful for election to second term as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court State Judicial Budget Woes http://wkms.org/post/state-judicial-budget-woes <p>Some of Calloway County&rsquo;s 12 deputy court clerks are entering data at their desks and filing paperwork in massive filing cabinets while others assist county residents at walk-up windows. The clerks, like many are leery of state budget which cut most state agencies 8.4%.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Drew Adams 17951 at http://wkms.org State Judicial Budget Woes Court Employees Furloughed http://wkms.org/post/court-employees-furloughed <p>For the first time since 1976, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts. All state court employees will be furloughed 3 days this year. Chief Justice John Minton blames the legislature for the furloughs. The latest state budget massive cuts to the judicial branch. In addition to the furlough, many part-time employees will soon see their hours reduced and their benefits cut.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:08:42 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17835 at http://wkms.org