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.

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.

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.

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.

Negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass announced May 3 that the series, an annual tradition since 1969, would end because the two schools could not agree on whether to play the games at neutral sites or on the two campuses.

A new state-by-state analysis of the teen unemployment rate shows the youth jobless picture improving throughout our listening area. The figures look at the number of 16 to 19 year olds in each state who are actively seeking work.

The Kentucky Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline is open from 6am until 7pm today, to accept calls about possible election fraud.  The  Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations. However, the Office has revealed that calls were  received from four counties this morning.

State Officials in Kentucky today announced that the state has been selected by the National Governor's Association to work with other states to develop policies promoting efficient education funding. The group will also study flexibility in the awarding of high school credits.

Consultants hired last week to help Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Commission on tax reform stressed the importance of tax policies and business climates in surrounding states. A new rating released today by Chief Executive Magazine places Tennessee and Indiana in the top five states, in terms of having business-friendly climates.

The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.