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For the first time, the public will have access to records held by the administrative arm of Kentucky’s courts system, though there are several exceptions to the new policy.

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The head of the Kentucky Supreme Court is asking the state legislature to approve the first judicial redistricting plan the Commonwealth has seen in more than 120 years.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton has completed a plan to redraw the districts that elect judges.

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Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton will ask lawmakers to redraw judicial boundaries in the state to ease heavy caseloads in some local courts.

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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. 

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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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