Kentucky Justice Cabinet http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wont-appeal-ruling-halting-executions <p>Kentucky will not appeal a judge's ruling keeping a ban on executions in place with state officials opting instead to fight out a lawsuit brought by inmates challenging the way lethal injections are carried out.</p><p>Justice Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin also told The Associated Press that there won't be an attempt to rewrite the regulations for executions to deal with concerns raised by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:06:22 +0000 Brett Barrouquere | Associated Press 8021 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office http://wfpl.org/post/kaco-supports-abolition-constable-office The Kentucky Association of Counties supports a recommendation to do away with the office of constable in Kentucky.<p> KACO President-elect Tommy Turner says his group agrees with a Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice report that calls the office outdated.<p> "Statistical analysis shows that law enforcement by constable represents only one-fourth of one percent of annual law enforcement work. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:10:47 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 2713 at http://wfpl.org KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office Proposed Execution Protocol Gets Hearing in Frankfort http://wfpl.org/post/proposed-execution-protocol-gets-hearing-frankfort <P>The Kentucky Justice Cabinet heard today from critics of the state’s proposed new death penalty method.<p> <P>They’re asking officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out, now that the state is switching to a one-or-two drug lethal injection.<p> <P>Public defenders, private attorneys and anti-death penalty activists said during a hearing in Frankfort that the rules Kentucky wants to put into place have multiple problems.&nbsp; One would not allow condemned inmates to have access to their lawyers on the day of execution.<p> <P>The state has been formulating a new de Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:14:28 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 1783 at http://wfpl.org Proposed Execution Protocol Gets Hearing in Frankfort