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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.

NPR reports officials are trying to contain an outbreak of whooping cough in the Pacific Northwest.

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there’s been a “hollowing out” of the state’s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts.  


Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term.

State Judicial Budget Woes

May 11, 2012
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Some of Calloway County’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%.

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.