State Supreme Court Upholds Bank Robber’s Conviction

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 […]

Ky Supreme Court Throws Out 'No-Touch' Rule

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 […]

Court Upholds Early Release Program for Prisoners

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 […]

Kentucky Supreme Court Ruling Could Delay Executions

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 […]