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During his annual State of the Judiciary address on Friday, Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton asked lawmakers to raise salaries for the state’s 284 judges and justices.

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Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr. has been nominated by President Obama to serve on a federal board tasked with improving the state court systems across the county.  

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Kentucky faces a potential “constitutional crisis” if the court system undergoes budget cuts as proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin, says chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

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When Kentucky lawmakers begin writing a new state budget next month, they’ll be asked to fund a family court position in Daviess County. 

State Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. says Owensboro is the largest area of the state without a family court judge.

Kentucky’s 12 western-most counties are now among those that can electronically file court cases.   

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts reports the move will make the court system more efficient and began offering electronic case filing today in Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken and Trigg counties. 

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned murder and arson convictions of a Graves County man claiming a lack of women on the jury contributed to the conviction. 

Kentucky Drug Court Conference Opens in Louisville

Aug 5, 2014

Drug court judges and attorneys from across the commonwealth are gathering in Louisville this week to discuss best practices and applying new research into brain science to better serve the state’s 115 drug courts, which offer an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. 

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One-fourth of the judicial workforce in Kentucky falls under the federal poverty guidelines for a family of four. 

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton calls the broken salary structure the most pressing issue in the state’s judicial system. 


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.