Judicial System http://wkms.org en Counties Footing the Bill for Increased Autopsy Costs http://wkms.org/post/counties-footing-bill-increased-autopsy-costs <p>The continued vacancy at western Kentucky’s medical examiner office has increased transportation costs for coroners. The state has four medical examiner offices and the one in Madisonville has been vacant for close to a year. Chief Medical Examiner Tracey Corey says finding a board certified ME is difficult because of pay disparity. The state recently raised its salary range to up to $154,00 to attract more applicants. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:37:52 +0000 Angela Hatton 21923 at http://wkms.org Counties Footing the Bill for Increased Autopsy Costs Kentucky courts budget strained http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-courts-budget-strained <p>State spending on courthouse buildings is going up even as Kentucky's judicial system struggles to pay for day-to-day operations.&nbsp; Courthouses across the Commonwealth shut down September 4<sup>th</sup> for the second of three furlough days this year because of state budget cuts.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:40:42 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21893 at http://wkms.org Kentucky courts budget strained 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