State spending on courthouse buildings is going up even as Kentucky's judicial system struggles to pay for day-to-day operations. Courthouses across the Commonwealth shut down September 4th for the second of three furlough days this year because of state budget cuts.
Kentucky courthouses are closed with their staffs are on furlough today. Today is the first of three state-wide courthouse closures this year as the state’s justice system struggles to balance its books. The General Assembly cut the judicial branch’s funding in the last budget by just over $25 million dollars. The next closure will be Sept. 4. The third court staff furlough day will be Mon., Oct. 15