Early Release Program Lawsuit

A judge says he needs more time to decide whether or not to block Kentucky's early release program for prisoners.

The state adopted the program as a money saving measure, but Attorney General Jack Conway filed a lawsuit to stop it from happening.

Franklin County Judge Phillip Shepherd heard arguments from both sides Thursday and says he'll likely rule on a temporary injunction by the end of next week.

Three counties in southern Kentucky have already blocked the early release program.