Judicial Branch

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate has approved spending cuts of 9 percent to the court system that the state's chief justice says could lead to 600 layoffs and force thousands of people facing criminal charges to sit in jail while awaiting trial.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - After years of operating with out-of-date programming, the Kentucky Court of Justice is moving forward with plans to upgrade its case management system.