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Government
11:16 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Nominees Selected For Open Kentucky Supreme Court Seat

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  A committee has nominated three candidates to replace former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott, who resigned in January to enter the Republican race for governor.

Scott was elected to his seat on the state’s highest court in 2004, representing the 7thSupreme Court District covering much Eastern Kentucky.

The nominees announced Thursday are all Eastern Kentucky attorneys—David Allen Barber from Prestonsburg, Roger Donald Riggs from Mount Sterling and Janet Stumbo from Van Lear.

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Government
3:23 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Felon Expungements Bill Passes House Committee

A bill that would remove certain non-violent felonies from criminal records has cleared a Kentucky House committee.

Filed by Louisville Representative Darryl Owens, the bill would expunge charges after five years, as long as they don't lead to a federal criminal indictment. The bill cleared the Judiciary Committee by an 18 to 8 vote that fell largely along party lines, with only one Republican joining Democrats in support of the bill.

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