At the Courthouse Square

Appeal filed in Marsy's Law ruling

10/16/2018 08:43 PM

FRANKFORT- Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, and Marsy’s Law for Kentucky have filed an appeal to a Franklin Circuit Court judge’s ruling. The appeal filed Tuesday, seeks to challenge Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling that the ballot question can not be certified by election officials because the question does not adequately convey how the constitution would change. Judge Wingate issued his ruling Monday, saying the ballot question failed to “sufficiently state the substance of the proposed constitutional amendment in order to accurately... Read more 

Judge blocks certification of Marsy's Law

10/15/2018 02:13 PM

FRANKFORT- A Franklin County Circuit Court judge has ruled against the wording of a referendum on changing the state constitution to create a bill of rights for crime victims. The referendum known as Marsy’s Law will still appear on the ballot, but election officials will not certify the results until after an appellate court has made a ruling. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Monday the ballot question wasn’t worded correctly to inform people what they are voting on. Kentucky is... Read more 

Study: African-American youth interact with police at higher rate than others

10/05/2018 07:04 PM

The Administrative Office of the Courts presents information to lawmakers

FRANKFORT—In Kentucky African-Americans make up just 11 percent of the children.
However, they account for 22 percent of all the formal complaints against children. Senator Whitney Westerfield announced he plans to introduce a bill addressing that issue.

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Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan want trial pushed back to September 2019

10/04/2018 04:21 PM

Jerry Lundergan arrives at the courthouse for his arraignment

LEXINGTON— Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons say they won’t be ready for trial by the scheduled trial date and have filed a motion for a continuance.

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No arrests made after Democratic Socialists harassed, called 'Commies'

09/28/2018 07:51 PM

A still frame from body cam video

LOUISVILLE— Louisville Police were called after a group of Democratic Socialists say they were harassed and pepper sprayed by a group of White nationalists.

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Federal judge strikes down abortion law

09/28/2018 07:51 PM

LOUISVILLE- A major development in the battle over Kentucky’s lone abortion clinic. The state law requiring Kentucky abortion facilities have written agreements with an ambulance service and hospital for patient care is void effective immediately. US District Judge Greg Stivers struck down the law today in the Western District declaring it unconstitutional. The fight between the Bevin Administration and EMW Women’s Surgical Center stems from 2017. Reproductive rights activist say Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, is weaponizing the 1998 state law... Read more 

Attorney General Andy Beshear proposes statewide grand jury for special cases

09/27/2018 01:11 PM

FRANKFORT— Attorney General Andy Beshear is supporting legislation that would allow Kentucky’s Supreme Court to convene a special grand jury for multi-jurisdictional crimes.

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Jerry Lundergan hires attorney behind Fusion GPS' Russian Dossier

09/25/2018 10:14 AM

Jerry Lundergan arrives at the courthouse for his arraignment

LEXINGTON- Jerry Lundergan, the father of Alison Lundergan Grimes, has hired high-profile political attorney Marc Elias. Elias is the person who hired Fusion GPS, who then hired the person who compiled the Russian dossier that includes salacious details about President Trump.

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Sewer-Pension Bill brings big crowds to Kentucky's Supreme Court

09/21/2018 09:46 AM

Teachers, lawmakers and both attorney react to the Supreme Court hearing of Senate Bill 151, a bill originally written to address sewers, but rewritten to reform pensions.

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Kentucky's High Court hears pension lawsuit arguments

09/20/2018 01:56 PM

FRANKFORT- The fate of retirement benefits for thousands of workers now lay in the hands of the high court. The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments from the Bevin Administration and Attorney General Andy Beshear on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 151. A lower court in June ruled the pension bill unconstitutional and void because the General Assembly violated the Kentucky Constitution, specifically when it came to the three reading requirement and the majority vote requirement. The arguments heard Thursday were similar... Read more 


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