Residency Restrictions Eased for Some KY Sex Offenders

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that Kentucky sex offenders who committed their crime before July 2006 are free to live anywhere they want, and this week denied a stay in the ruling while it’s appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. A northern Kentucky convicted sex offender challenged a 2006 law by the General Assembly […]

High Court Hears Arguments In Domain Name Case

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The legal battle over Kentucky’s attempt to seize the domain names of some Internet gambling sites has reached the state supreme court. An appellate court says domain names are not gambling devices as defined by Kentucky law and therefore not subject to forfeiture. But attorney Eric Lycan, arguing for […]

Cumberlands Lawsuit Argued in Kentucky Supreme Court

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A ruling is not expected for several weeks from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging the use of state tax dollars to build a pharmacy school on a Baptist college campus. Attorney Kimberlee Colby, arguing for the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, says the school will […]

High Court Hears Arguments On Prison Release Program

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh An attempt to block an early release program for state prison inmates has now reached the Kentucky Supreme Court. Assistant Attorney General Hays Lawson argues a lower court ruling allowing the program to continue should be reversed. Another lower court ordered the program stopped. But Justice Mary Noble questions […]

Supreme Court Candidates Take Part In Forum

The two candidates for the 4th District seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court took part in a forum today (Thursday) in Louisville. In his remarks, Jefferson Circuit Court Chief Judge Jim Shake said judicial election debates are difficult because candidates can’t run on party platforms. “We’re non-partisan and we’re ethically prohibited from discussing issues that […]

High Court Rejects Death Row Inmate's Appeal

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky Death Row inmate may soon get his wish to be executed. Marco Allen Chapman says he deserves to die for murdering two children and brutally attacking their mother and sister in August 2002 in Northern Kentucky. He bargained for the death penalty and received it. Chapman’s attorneys […]

Supreme Court Hears Carneal Appeal in Louisville

The Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments today at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. Among the cases were the Commonwealth vs. Michael Carneal, the student who plead guilty to murder and attempted murder in the Heath High School shooting in 1997. Carneal’s attorneys want his guilty plea thrown out, on the grounds […]