News / Utah / 

County May Rescind Decision to Ax Justice Court in Parowan

County May Rescind Decision to Ax Justice Court in Parowan

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PAROWAN, Utah (AP) -- Iron County Commissioners will rescind their decision to close the Parowan precinct of Iron County Justice Court -- if Judge Kenneth Adams agrees to work 16 hours per week during typical business hours.

"If Judge Adams is available two business days a week, between 8 and 5, I would be amiable to leave the court here," Commissioner Wayne Smith said Monday.

Adams has two weeks to make his intentions known. If he's not willing to work two days a week for the county, plans to move the Parowan precinct to Cedar City will continue.

"It's not that I won't," Adams said about working 16 hours. "I am not able to unless I quit my full-time job."

Adams said he is hopeful that he and the commissioners can come up with a schedule that meets everyone's needs, and possibly makes court in the evening possible.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast