Officials Discuss Kentucky’s Early Release System at Louisville Forum

Officials who support Kentucky’s early inmate release program say the effort to cut costs and ease jail overcrowding may need tweaking, but believe the benefits of the system outweigh the risks. The Louisville Forum hosted a conversation about the early release system Kentucky implemented early this year. Under the new law, low-level inmates may be […]

District Court System Announces Changes

The Jefferson County District Court has reorganized itself in order to cut down wait times and overcrowding. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth  Hughes Abramson hailed the changes as necessary and innovative. “Change is never easy,” says Abramson “but sometimes change is necessary and I am pleased to note that those who have been involved in […]

A Different Kind of Tour

Several dozen Louisvillians boarded a bus this morning at St. William Church in West Louisville. They set off to view and learn about the kinds of sites you wouldn’t want on a sight-seeing tour: a garbage dump, a chemical factory, a sewage treatment plant. But these were no unusual tourists. These were participants in Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light’s Environmental Health and Justice Tour.

Justice Venters Sworn-In to Kentucky Supreme Court

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh He’s been on the job for a month, but the newest justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court has now been formally sworn-in. When former chief justice Joseph Lambert retired, Governor Beshear chose former circuit judge Daniel Venters of Somerset to fill Lambert’s unexpired term. During formal swearing-in ceremonies for […]