Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear admits Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s decision on higher education funding did surprise him somewhat. But the AG said Thursday afternoon it’s always been a case that was headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Jacob Ryan-WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio

A Kentucky judge has ruled Governor Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

Jonathunder, Wikimedia Commons

A state judge has ruled three Democratic state lawmakers can join a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Matt Bevin from cutting spending on state colleges and universities.

Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf Stock Photo

Republican Governor Matt Bevin has agreed to not spend nearly $18 million in public money until after a judge decides whether he has the authority to spend it. Bevin has cut spending for state colleges and universities by about $18 million for the final three months of the fiscal year. 

Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Wednesday granted a motion filed by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and The Courier-Journal to intervene in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Legislative Research Commission.

Judge Makes No Decision in LRC Sexual Harassment Case

Sep 11, 2014
Peter Fitzgerald (wikimedia.org)

In Frankfort, lawyers for the state are asking a judge not to allow the release of documents that could include information on sexual harassment in Kentucky state government.

Kentucky Medi-Share members now have until Jan. 1 a to find new health insurance. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate originally ordered Medi-Share to cease operations on Thursday because it doesn’t comply with state insurance regulations. But Wingate decided today to allow the Christians-only health insurer to continue covering some 800 Kentuckians for another two months.

Some 800 Kentucky members of the Christian health plan Medi-Share will no longer have coverage at the end of the week. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Medi-Share to cease operations Thursday saying it doesn’t comply with state insurance regulations. Medi-Share President Tony Meggs says the company is notifying health plan members.