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1:15 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse

District Judge David Holton

Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership.

The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.

A majority of veterans who commit crimes after ending their active duty do so because of substance abuse, District Judge David Holton said. So the state is setting up special courts to help.

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2:16 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Kentucky State Court System To Observe Furlough Day Tuesday

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Tuesday is the second of three furlough days in Kentucky’s state judicial system.

Courthouses across the state will be closed as part of the system’s budget cutting plan.

Most court operations, including pre-trial services, driver license branches and bond processing will be shut down.

The processing of domestic violence and emergency protective orders will not be affected.

The first court system furlough day was August 6; the third and final furlough day is October 15.

12:49 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Kentucky Court Employees Will Be Furloughed for Three Days


For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts.

All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year.

Chief Justice John Minton says except for holidays, this will be the first time since 1976 that the courts have closed.

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