Chief Justice John Minton http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-chief-justice-courthouse-employees-are-underpaid <p>Kentucky court employees earn less money than state workers who do similar jobs in other branches of government&mdash;and state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton wants the General Assembly to do something about it.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:23:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 7100 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid Chief Justice John Minton Rules Out Furloughs, but Warns of More Budget Cuts to Courts http://wfpl.org/post/chief-justice-john-minton-rules-out-furloughs-warns-more-budget-cuts-courts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a year of budget cuts to Kentucky's court system, Chief Justice John </span>Minton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;said furloughs won't happen in the next year, but he is asking lawmakers to find more money for the state’s judicial branch.</span></p><p>Kentucky's judicial branch will face more cuts in the upcoming fiscal year, though, Minton&nbsp;said in his annual address to the interim judicial committee.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:18:43 +0000 Kenny Colston 3735 at http://wfpl.org Chief Justice John Minton Rules Out Furloughs, but Warns of More Budget Cuts to Courts Minton Re-elected Chief Justice http://wfpl.org/post/minton-re-elected-chief-justice <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term.</p><p>&ldquo;With this re-election, the justices have expressed their appreciation for the hard work and leadership of Chief Justice Minton,&rdquo; says Mary C. Noble, deputy chief justice for the Supreme Court in a statement. &ldquo;We have an unusually close court that works together on all major issues under the guidance of our chief justice.&rdquo;</p><p>In Kentucky, Supreme Court justices are elected by popular vote. The court then appoints its own chief justice.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 17:02:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 373 at http://wfpl.org