10:22am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Harlan Judge Agrees to Step Down

An order was issued Tuesday by Chief Justice John Minton Jr., of the Kentucky Supreme Court, in which Minton and Harlan Circuit Court Judge Russell Alred agreed that it would be in the best interest of the citizens of Harlan that Alred step down as judge while his appeal is processed. Minton ordered that Alred be temporarily relieved of his duties as circuit judge. On Monday, a final order was released by the Judicial Conduct Commission, a state panel that oversees judges, calling for Alred to be removed from office