Latest Kentucky Supreme Court News

Court hears arguments in case pitting Bevin against Beshear

Apr. 12, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The latest round in the feud between Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear played out Friday before Kentucky's Supreme Court, which heard arguments in a case challenging Bevin's executive action overhauling several education boards. Besides the weighty legal issue, the...

Bevin appoints justice to Kentucky Supreme Court vacancy

Mar. 28, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawyer has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. Gov. Matt Bevin's office said Wednesday he appointed David Cowan Buckingham to the First District seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Bill Cunningham. The district covers 24 counties in...

Finalists named to fill Kentucky Supreme Court vacancy

Mar. 13, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three finalists for a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court. The vacancy was created when Justice Bill Cunningham retired. He served a district spanning 24 counties in western Kentucky. Court officials say the nominees to fill the...

Bevin, Beshear argue about opioid lawsuits in court

Mar. 7, 2019 3:09 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A feud between Kentucky's top two elected officials — and potential adversaries in this year's governor's race — spilled over into the state Supreme Court on Thursday as lawyers argued about who controls the state's lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of...