Kentucky

Regional
2:25 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Critics Call for Changes to Lethal Injection Method

Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death penalty method have asked 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. During a hearing in Frankfort, public defenders, anti-death penalty activists, and private attorneys said the rules the Commonwealth wants to put in place have multiple problems, including that condemned inmates aren't allowed access to their attorneys on the day of execution. 

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Economy /Jobless Rate Increases
11:27 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Increases to 8.5 Percent

Kentucky workers at construction site
WKU Public Radio

The latest figures from the state reveal that Kentucky's seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate has increased again. Kentucky’s manufacturing sector lost 500 jobs in August, compared to the previous month,and the professional and business services sector lost 600 jobs last month. Employment in the educational and health services sector dropped by 800 jobs in August.

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Politics
12:28 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Bluegrass Poll Shows High Marks for Beshear, Even from Republicans

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds of Kentuckians approve of Governor Steve Beshear’s job performance. Sixty-four percent of respondents say they either strongly approve or somewhat approve of the job Governor Beshear is doing, with 28% strongly or somewhat strongly disapproving.

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Economy
8:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Report Shows High Percentage of "Unbanked" Kentuckians, Tennesseans

Nearly one in ten Kentuckians doesn’t have a bank account. That’s one of the findings in a new report issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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Politics
3:57 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Beshear Names New Chief of Staff

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Larry Bond to serve as his Chief of Staff. Bond will fill the position previously held by Mike Haydon, who passed away earlier this month.

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Economy /Unemployment
1:11 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Jobless Rates Increase in Kentucky in July, But Decline in Many Counties for the Year

Workers on the job in Warren County,Kentucky
WKU Public Radio

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says jobless rates across the Bluegrass State  have declined in the past year in 97 counties. However, the jobless rate increased last month to 8.3 percent. The figures are an indication of the uncertain outlook for employment.

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Regional
11:32 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky to Change Execution Method

Kentucky is switching to a single drug to carry out inmate executions, becoming the latest state to drop a three-drug mixture for lethal injections. New regulations filed today also give the state two drug options, either the anesthetic sodium thiopental or the barbiturate pentobarbital.

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Economy /Unemployment
10:39 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Unemployment Rate Unchanged in Kentucky

Construction workers on the job in Bowling Green

Kentucky’s jobless rate was unchanged in June, and still stands at eight-point-two percent. The state figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet are consistent with the national unemployment rate.

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Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Billy Joe Shaver Comments on Songwriting and His Band

Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver

Legendary Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver will be appearing twice in Kentucky this week. He's scheduled to perform in Bowling Green Thursday night and again at the Master Musician's Festival in Somerset this weekend.

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Health
8:45 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Farm Bureau Leader Stresses ATV Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Kentucky currently ranks second in the nation in terms of fatal All Terrain Vehicle accidents. Randy Chrisman of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Safety and Rural Health Advisory Committee says residents of the state need to remember that ATVs are "powerful machines that can cause serious injuries" if they aren't used properly.

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