WKU Public Radio News Staff
Economy /Court Furloughs
Mon September 3, 2012
Courthouses in Kentucky to Close for Furlough Day
Courthouses across the state of Kentucky will be closed on September 4th, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012.
All court services will be unavailable Tuesday, as the Judicial Branch reduces expenses to balance its budget. The furloughs impact non-elected court personnel, who will be off without pay as part of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Reduction Plan.
Trials are not scheduled on furlough days, and driver’s licenses won’t be issued on those days, as well.In addition to September 4th, a furlough took place on August 6th, and another is scheduled for Monday October 15th.This is the first time since the state’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch has closed its doors to balance its budget.