April 17, 2013 —
White was unavailable for comment at press time.
The case could be taken to the Kentucky Court of Appeals and then to the Kentucky Supreme Court. To be valid, an appeal must be filed within 30 days.
According to the interlocal agreement, the NRJA will begin operation when “the governing board is duly appointed by the county judges/ executives, a budget is prepared and approved by both fiscal courts and an agreement is reached between the Regional Jail Authority and the respective counties on the use of the respective jails of each county.”
Due to our press deadline, the Journal-Times did not have time to contact local officials for comment on the judge’s ruling.
It was learned that judge-executives of the two counties likely would issue a news release Wednesday on the court ruling.
Leeann Akers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 474-5101.