death penalty http://wuky.org en Ky. Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions http://wuky.org/post/ky-wont-appeal-ruling-halting-executions <p>Kentucky will not appeal a judge's ruling that has kept a ban on executions in place. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:55:38 +0000 Associated Press 42358 at http://wuky.org Ky. Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions Judge Declines To Lift Lethal Injection Ban http://wuky.org/post/judge-declines-lift-lethal-injection-ban <p class="ap-story-p">A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:56:30 +0000 Associated Press 41493 at http://wuky.org Judge Declines To Lift Lethal Injection Ban Judge to Hear Arguments Over Execution Method http://wuky.org/post/judge-hear-arguments-over-execution-method <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorneys for Kentucky are set to argue why lethal injections should be allowed to go forward for the first time in more than four years.<br>&nbsp;<br>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Monday in Frankfort. The state earlier this year switched from using three drugs to carry out a lethal injection to a method that uses 3 grams of sodium thiopental or 5 grams of pentobarbital _ similar to the method used by Ohio.<br>&nbsp; Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:31:15 +0000 Associated Press 28785 at http://wuky.org Judge to Hear Arguments Over Execution Method Human Rights Commission Urges Ky. Lawmakers to Repeal Death Penalty http://wuky.org/post/human-rights-commission-urges-ky-lawmakers-repeal-death-penalty <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has approved a resolution calling for the repeal of capital punishment in the Commonwealth. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:27:25 +0000 Brenna Angel 22176 at http://wuky.org Human Rights Commission Urges Ky. Lawmakers to Repeal Death Penalty Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Abolishing Death Penalty http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-consider-abolishing-death-penalty <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - For the first time in Kentucky, a legislative committee is considering a move to abolish the death penalty. The bill received a hearing in a state Senate committee today.<br /><br /> Senate Bill 63 would abolish capital punishment in the commonwealth, a move few other states have accomplished by statute.<br /><br /> The bill has the support of the American Bar Association based on a report the group released last summer detailing numerous problems with Kentucky&rsquo;s capital punishment system.<br /> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:39:16 +0000 Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio 10700 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Abolishing Death Penalty