John Minton

3:36 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Cole Douglas Ross Murder Trial May Return to Graves County

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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. 

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2:45 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Kentucky Drug Court Conference Opens in Louisville

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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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2:51 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Kentucky Chief Justice: Court Worker Pay 'Woefully Inadequate'

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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. 

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4:21 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

KY Chief Justice Says Judicial Branch Needs More Money

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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.

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Morning Cram
8:58 am
Mon June 11, 2012

the morning cram [whooping cough edition]

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

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7:12 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System

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.  

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12:11 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Minton greatful for election to second term as Chief Justice of Kentucky Supreme Court


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

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6:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

State Judicial Budget Woes

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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%.

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4:08 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Court Employees Furloughed

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.