Latest Kentucky Supreme Court News

FILE - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ruled, Thursday, Sept. 24,  that Beshear properly paid a law firm $4.2 million in legal fees for helping the state settle a lawsuit against opioid-maker Purdue Pharma when he was attorney general. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky Supreme Court: Legal fees OK in Purdue Pharma case

Sep. 25, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Andy Beshear properly paid a law firm $4.2 million in legal fees for helping the state settle a lawsuit against opioid-maker Purdue Pharma when he was attorney general. The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Beshear, a Democrat,...

Kentucky racing industry suffers setback in court ruling

Sep. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's horse racing industry suffered a potentially huge setback Thursday when the state's highest court ruled at least some historical racing games being offered in betting parlors aren't legal. Historical racing — featuring slots-style machines allowing people to bet on...

Kentucky Supreme Court candidate receives reprimand

Sep. 11, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A circuit judge running for a seat on Kentucky's Supreme Court in this year's election has been reprimanded for misconduct. Circuit Judge Robert B. Conley was sanctioned this week by the Judicial Conduct Commission in part for throwing a man in jail for three days for contempt of...

Governor, AG lay out arguments in case over COVID rules

Aug. 29, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron have filed opposing briefs ahead of an upcoming legal showdown focused on the governor's COVID-19 emergency orders. News outlets report that the briefs were submitted to the Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday. The state's...