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Government
6:49 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Judge Rules Polling Buffer 'Unconstitutional'

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Kentucky ruled a state law that established a 300-foot buffer zone around polling places to be unconstitutional.  The ruling, however, won’t affect the November 4th election because an appeals court issued a stay while the Attorney General Jack Conway appeals the ruling.  Allison Martin is Communications Director for the AG’s office.

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Government
8:19 am
Thu October 25, 2012

David Williams Possible Nominee for Judgeship

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Senate President David Williams could be among the nominees that a panel is expected to recommend to Gov. Steve Beshear for an open judgeship in southern Kentucky on today. The Judicial Nominating Commission is set to meet in Burkesville at 10 a.m. today. 

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Government
3:54 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Federal Judge: Beer-Only Sales at Kentucky Grocery Stores Unconstitu​tional

A federal judge's ruling could open the door to the sale of hard liquor and wine in grocery stores.

Currently state law allows grocery stores to only sell beer, while liquor stores and drug stores can sell beer, wine and liquor. After years of unsuccessful lobbying to change the law, grocery associations sued in federal court last year. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II in Louisville handed down a ruling in their favor today, declaring that the ban is unconstitutional.

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