Kentucky courthouses en 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 Kentucky courts budget strained Kentucky Courthouses Closed Today <p></p><p>Kentucky courthouses are closed with their staffs are on furlough today. Today is the first of three state-wide courthouse closures this year as the state&rsquo;s justice system struggles to balance its books. The General Assembly cut the judicial branch&rsquo;s funding in the last budget by just over $25 million dollars. The next closure will be Sept. 4. The third court staff furlough day will be Mon., Oct. 15</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:12:18 +0000 Dave Shinall 20281 at Kentucky Courthouses Closed Today