court http://wkms.org en Alleged Ballard County Sex Club Operators Will Face Additional Charges http://wkms.org/post/alleged-ballard-county-sex-club-operators-will-face-additional-charges <p></p><p>Prosecutors say the alleged operators of a Ballard County sex club will face more charges when they appear in court later this month. Ballard County Attorney Vicki Hayden tells the Paducah Sun that Tim and Stacey Lewis already face charges of distributing of pornography in their La Center club. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:29:36 +0000 WKMS & The Paducah Sun 24314 at http://wkms.org Alleged Ballard County Sex Club Operators Will Face Additional Charges 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 Court of Appeals Has Six Months To Rule on Legality of Instant Racing http://wkms.org/post/court-appeals-has-six-months-rule-legality-instant-racing <p>A decision is expected within six weeks over whether Instant Racing is legal in Kentucky. The state&rsquo;s Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case today.</p><p>Instant Racing is a slots-like game that Kentucky racetracks hope to use to boost race purses. But the Family Foundation of Kentucky says the game isn&rsquo;t pari-mutuel betting like horse racing, but instead is closer to a slot machine.</p><p>Foundation executive director Kent Ostrander says based on questions from the appeals judge, he believes the case will go back to square one.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:30:41 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17756 at http://wkms.org Court of Appeals Has Six Months To Rule on Legality of Instant Racing ABA President Bill Robinson Discusses Underfunding of State Courts http://wkms.org/post/aba-president-bill-robinson-discusses-underfunding-state-courts <p>American Bar Association President Bill Robinson was in Murray Monday as part of Murray State&rsquo;s Harry Lee Waterfield Lecture series. Robinson touched on an issue facing many states in today&rsquo;s tough economic climate: finding the money to fund state courts when the money just isn&rsquo;t in the budget. Shelly Baskin spoke with Robinson about court funding and what the ABA is trying to do about it.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17552 at http://wkms.org ABA President Bill Robinson Discusses Underfunding of State Courts Public Financing Proposed for Supreme Court Races http://wkms.org/post/public-financing-proposed-supreme-court-races <p>Fearing wealthy donors might unduly influence Supreme Court races, a Kentucky lawmaker is pushing a longshot proposal that would create a public financing system for would-be justices on the state&#39;s highest court.&nbsp; State Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, says the legislation is needed in the wake of a 2010 U.S. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:20:36 +0000 Todd Hatton 17058 at http://wkms.org Initial Arguments Made in Redistricting Appeal http://wkms.org/post/initial-arguments-made-redistricting-appeal <p>Kentucky lawmakers who successfully sued to keep new district maps from taking effect have filed new motions with the state Supreme Court.<br /><br />Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled two weeks ago that the maps of new House and Senate districts were unconstitutional because they weren&#39;t in line with population variance numbers previously set by the Supreme Court. The Legislative Research Commission promptly appealed the case.<br /><br />The LRC argues that the five percent variance per district rule is invalid because it isn&#39;t based on constitutional law. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:30:53 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16968 at http://wkms.org