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New laws approved during Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session take effect June 27

Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session will go into effect on June 27. That means law-abiding adults will be able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, employers will be required to make certain reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and electric scooters will be regulated by state law. The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take...

Judge Minton says expungement requests have doubled over the past year as result of new law

Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said Friday that Kentuckians benefit when the three branches of state government work together. His comment was part of the annual State of the Judiciary address before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. The full address can be found here. “Leading our state court system is an incredible honor and one...