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The Kentucky Supreme Court has voted to approve a redistricting measure that eliminates the 1st District Circuit Court and re-shifts the courts in several western counties.

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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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A Lexington man's conviction for violating the city's ban on begging has reached the Kentucky Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case Friday. Police cited Dennis Champion, who was holding a homemade sign asking for money, for violating Lexington's panhandling ordinance during the holiday season in 2014. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin has not asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against his mid-year cuts to higher education institutions. That means about $18 million in state funds that Bevin had cut are a step closer to being released to Kentucky’s state colleges and universities.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.  

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The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to convene next week to hear oral arguments in six cases including one about free speech.

A statement from the high court says justices will hear a case out of Fayette County asking them to decide whether an ordinance that bans begging and soliciting on public streets is a violation of free speech.

Justices will also hear cases out of Hardin, Jefferson, McCracken and Rockcastle counties that deal with a variety of issues including questions about medical malpractice and imminent domain.

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A Boone County man wants a divorce, but hasn’t been able to get one because he is deemed mentally incompetent under the law.

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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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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin can cut the budgets of state colleges and universities. The court has agreed to hear the case, bypassing the state Court of Appeals, and set a hearing date for August 18.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide the fate of local minimum wage laws.

On Friday, the court heard arguments over whether Louisville’s minimum wage ordinance violates state law by going beyond the scope of Kentucky’s minimum wage, which is tied to the federal rate of $7.25 per hour.

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