Thu March 28, 2013
Kentucky's Court Case Database Getting $28 Million Overhaul
An overhaul of Kentucky’s outdated system for managing court cases can now get underway following the approval of $28 million in bonds. State lawmakers unanimously passed the measure, which was recently signed into law by Governor Beshear.
Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. says the Judicial Branch has been running the risk of a huge database failure for some time.
“Our current case management system is running on 25-year-old technology and 10-year-old programming that we’ve had examined by outside groups. And they’ve assured us it’s obsolete,” Minton said.
Minton says a lot of the money will go toward developing the infrastructure needed to update the case management system, which means making sure all of Kentucky’s courthouses have access to adequate bandwidth.
The new technology will make it easier for the Judicial Branch to share information with other state agencies and for the public to e-file court documents.