Judicial System

Counties Footing the Bill for Increased Autopsy Costs

Sep 10, 2012

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%.