death penalty

Local/Regional News
1:55 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Ky. Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions

Kentucky will not appeal a judge's ruling that has kept a ban on executions in place.

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Local/Regional News
5:56 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Judge Declines To Lift Lethal Injection Ban

A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction.

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Local/Regional News
7:31 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Judge to Hear Arguments Over Execution Method

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.
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.

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Human Rights Commission Urges Ky. Lawmakers to Repeal Death Penalty

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has approved a resolution calling for the repeal of capital punishment in the Commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Abolishing Death Penalty

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.

Senate Bill 63 would abolish capital punishment in the commonwealth, a move few other states have accomplished by statute.

The bill has the support of the American Bar Association based on a report the group released last summer detailing numerous problems with Kentucky’s capital punishment system.

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