Judicial System

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Evidence in Louisville criminal cases will no longer be available for public scrutiny, according to a new rule approved by Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton.

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  A Kentucky judge who raised moral objections to handling adoption cases involving same-sex couples has quit the bench, but he still received a rebuke from a judicial disciplinary commission.

Counties Footing the Bill for Increased Autopsy Costs

Sep 10, 2012
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The continued vacancy at western Kentucky’s medical examiner office has increased transportation costs for coroners. The state has four medical examiner offices and the one in Madisonville has been vacant for close to a year. Chief Medical Examiner Tracey Corey says finding a board certified ME is difficult because of pay disparity. The state recently raised its salary range to up to $154,00 to attract more applicants.

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State spending on courthouse buildings is going up even as Kentucky's judicial system struggles to pay for day-to-day operations.  Courthouses across the Commonwealth shut down September 4th for the second of three furlough days this year because of state budget cuts. 

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%.