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Fri October 4, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice: Courthouse Employees are Underpaid

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Kentucky court employees earn less money than state workers who do similar jobs in other branches of government—and state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton wants the General Assembly to do something about it.

The state's court system ability to attract and keep employees is hurt by the lower wages, Minton said in his annual State of the Judiciary address, this year given in Hopkinsville. Often, the Kentucky circuit, civil and other courts will hire and train employees only to have them leave for better paying jobs in other state entities or at private businesses.

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