A Lexington bank robber’s conviction and prison sentence has been upheld by the Kentucky Supreme Court. But unique details about the case led two justices to dissent. In June 2005, Ronald Birdsong, with a bandana over his nose and mouth, robbed a Lexington bank. He never threatened any employees, but spoke loudly and knocked computer […]
Franklin County Family Court Judge Will Williams applauds the effort, which he says will ease the transfer of cases.
Attorney General Jack Conway is appealing the stay, issued by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd. Gov. Steve Beshear says the state is just waiting to see what happens in the courts.
by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued a ruling related to the death of an off-duty pilot killed in the Comair crash in Lexington four years ago. The man was one of 49 people killed in the crash. On August 27, 2006, Airtran Airways pilot Clarence Fortney died in the […]
A judicial branch budget reduction plan unveiled in Frankfort means layoffs for more than 100 workers in the Kentucky court system.
from Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Supreme Court is upholding most of the restrictions Louisville Metro Government has placed on adult entertainment establishments. In 2004, Louisville Metro Government amended local ordinances on adult entertainment establishments, to address perceived adverse secondary effects, like increased crime, and sexually transmitted diseases. On constitutional grounds, 25 businesses […]
Justice is not an optional government program. That’s the message delivered to a legislative budget panel by the head of Kentucky’s judicial system. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
The first African-American to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court has been honored at the State Capitol. The rotunda was filled to capacity for the unveiling of a bust of the late Justice William McAnulty of Louisville. Chief Justice John Minton says McAnulty was a trusted friend and valued colleague. “We miss his voice in […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Supreme Court says an early release program for state prison inmates may continue. More than seven thousand Kentucky prison inmates and parolees are now free under the early release program, which is based on parole credits. And the Justice Cabinet says the program has saved the commonwealth […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court regarding lethal injection possibly could delay the execution of some death row inmates. Death row inmates Ralph Baze, Thomas Bowling and Brian Keith Moore say the state should not be able to carry out executions by lethal injection until the protocol is […]