Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Lexington attorney who is serving probation for theft of his clients' money.

The Ky. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a convicted sex offender to take the bar exam and become a practicing lawyer.


The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Donald Southworth.

A Kentucky Death Row Inmate has lost another round in court to reopen his case.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's authority to regulate betting on older, recorded horse races.

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he will argue a case over the powers of his office before the state Supreme Court this week.

Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder has died. He was 67.

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton is pushing lawmakers to provide more pay equity for court system employees across the state.


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- When a horse race is recorded and then bet on later via a slot machine-like device is it still a horse race? Or a type of illegal gambling?

The Kentucky Supreme Court is wrestling with that question after hearing nearly two hours of arguments Wednesday about the legality of historical racing, known as Instant Racing. The justices quizzed attorneys for the Kentucky Racing Commission, multiple race tracks and The Family Foundation of Kentucky about what constitutes a horse race and legal pari-mutuel betting.

Court Turns Away Challenge To Tobacco-Free Prison

Jul 12, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's prisons can remain tobacco-free because the head of the state Department of Corrections has the authority to ban cigarettes and smokeless tobacco from the facilities, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel concluded that a 1952 law grants the Corrections Commissioner the authority to restrict an inmate's smoking privileges for disciplinary purposes. That law, along with a 1992 statute, grant the Corrections Department all the authority it needs, Judge Glenn Acree wrote.