FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has been re-elected by his colleagues to a second term to lead the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Minton has been chief justice since 2008.
Minton said Thursday he's grateful to his colleagues on the state's highest court for the vote of confidence. He has been leading the state court system through Kentucky's worst economic recession in decades, cutting expenses to balance a dwindling budget. In his most recent cost-cutting move, Minton ordered three days of unpaid leave for court employees across the state.
Minton was elected to the Supreme Court in 2006. He previously served three years on the Kentucky Court of Appeals and 11 years as a Warren County circuit judge.