Latest Kentucky Supreme Court News

Retired Supreme Court justice portrait will hang in Capitol

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The official portrait of a retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice has been dedicated and will hang in the state Capitol. Daniel J. Venters served 10 years as the justice for the 3rd Supreme Court District before retiring in 2019. He was also a...

Beshear: Virus surge would have led him to issue mask order

Aug. 26, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor said Thursday that the latest wave of grim COVID-19 statistics would have triggered a statewide mask mandate indoors if he still wielded the authority to take such action. But the Kentucky Supreme Court recently shifted...

Kentucky gov suffers legal defeat in combating COVID surge

Aug. 21, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky governor's efforts to aggressively combat COVID-19 suffered a legal defeat Saturday as the state's high court cleared the way for new laws to rein in his emergency powers. In a landmark separation-of-powers case, the Kentucky Supreme...

The Latest: Kentucky Supreme Court reins in Gov. Beshear

Aug. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky governor’s efforts to combat COVID-19 have suffered a landmark legal defeat. The state’s high court on Saturday cleared the way for laws reining in his emergency powers to take effect. The state Supreme Court ordered a lower court to...

Ky. Supreme Court judge to be sworn in after pandemic delay

Aug. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky Supreme Court justice is getting a formal swearing-in ceremony that was delayed by the pandemic. Justice Robert B. Conley of eastern Kentucky was elected in November and joined the high court on Jan. 1. He serves the 7th Supreme Court...

Kentucky Supreme Court to hear oral arguments

Aug. 17, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases this week, officials said. Two cases will be heard on Wednesday and two will be heard on Thursday, a statement from the court clerk said. The first case involves...

Justice and Public Safety Secretary Mary Noble retiring

Jul. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary Mary Noble will retire July 15, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday. Noble was appointed by Beshear on Dec. 10, 2019, and is the first woman to head the cabinet. “With her vast...