Kentucky Judicial Branch

Kentucky Judicial System
4:20 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Chief Justice John Minton Rules Out Furloughs, But Warns of More Budget Cuts to Courts

Kentucky Supreme Court building

After a year of budget cuts to Kentucky's court system, Chief Justice John Minton said furloughs won't happen in the next year, but he is asking lawmakers to find more money for the state’s judicial branch.

Kentucky's judicial branch will face more cuts in the upcoming fiscal year, though, Minton said in his annual address to the interim judicial committee.

“You will continue to hear me raise the issue of the need for adequate court funding as we head into the fiscal year 2014, which presents as we face that, an additional shortfall of $28.7 million,” Minton told lawmakers.

Minton said he was upset that courts had to close for three days in the last fiscal year for furloughs.

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Economy /Court Furloughs
7:26 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Courthouses in Kentucky to Close for Furlough Day

Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, KY
WKU Public Radio

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.

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