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Bill seeks to send big legal cases to statewide judges

The Senate passed a bill to allow state officials to bypass having their legal cases heard by a circuit judge criticized by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Kentucky Chief Justice: judges need raises

Kentucky's Chief Justice says he will ask state lawmakers to give judges raises of 10 percent over the next two years to bring their salary more in line with the national average.

Kentucky’s chief justice to give update on judicial branch

Kentucky's chief justice is scheduled to appear before a legislative panel next week to give an update about the state of Kentucky's judiciary.

Former Kentucky chief justice dies at 99

John Palmore, who served three terms as chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, died Tuesday at the age of 99, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal.

District Judge, Two Lawyers Nominated to Fill Fayette Circuit Judgeship

A District Court judge and two lawyers in Lexington are the finalists for a vacant Fayette Circuit Court judgeship.

Kentucky Chief Justice Reveals Redistricting Plan

Kentucky would get an additional 16 family court judges while losing 15 district and circuit court judges under a plan to overhaul the state's judicial system.

Kentucky chief justice elected president of national group

Kentucky's chief justice has been elected president of the Conference of Chief Justices and chair of the National Center for State Courts board of directors.

Chief justice: Cuts could put 17,000 awaiting trial in jail

Kentucky's chief justice says proposed budget cuts would mean the judicial system would likely send 17,000 defendants back to county jails because there would be no officers to supervise them while they are awaiting trial.

House approves cuts to judicial system over objections of chief justice

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved 9 percent spending cuts for the judicial system over the objections of the chief justice.

Kentucky chief justice blasts proposed House budget

Kentucky's chief justice says a proposed two year spending plan in the House of Representatives would be catastrophic for the state's court system.

Chief justice warns House panel of Bevin’s budget proposal

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has told a legislative panel that the governor's proposed budget cuts would effectively shut down the courts temporarily.

Chief justice urges pay raise for judges

The chief justice of Kentucky's supreme court says state lawmakers should give judges a raise and should offer incentives to drug offenders to use the state's drug court treatment program.

Kentucky chief justice delivering address

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. presents the State of the Judiciary address this week in Frankfort.

KSU Alum Becomes First African-American Supreme Court Chief Justice In Oklahoma

Kentucky State University alumnus Tom Colbert made Oklahoma history following his election as the first African-American chief justice of the state's Supreme Court.

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Lexington protests peaceful, no sign of police

Our justice system failed us again. And that’s why we’re out here speaking our voices," David Miranda, a protester said.

Governor reacts to Louisville police protest shooting, tells protesters to go home

Governor Andy Beshear posted a video message Wednesday night on Twitter after two Louisville police officers were shot during protests the night a grand jury announced its findings in the Breonna Taylor criminal case.

UPDATE: missing Laurel County brothers found safe

14-year old Christian and 16-year old Chantz Collins have been gone since Tuesday.