Attorney General Jack Conway immediately appealed Wilson’s stay of execution to the Kentucky Supreme Court, but the court can’t rule until all parties have responded. Wilson’s lawyers have until September 20th to respond and so far, there has been no response.
Attorney General Jack Conway is appealing the stay, issued by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd. Gov. Steve Beshear says the state is just waiting to see what happens in the courts.
Right now, there are 858 Kentucky State Police troopers. The cadet class graduating Friday will raise that to 921. But that’s still below preferred strength, says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer.
An annex was added in 1970, but Franklin County has outgrown (its old) complex and construction on a 101,000 square foot replacement is underway.
Since 1890, more than seven thousand miners have lost their lives in Kentucky coal mines. But in recent decades, because of mine safety improvements, mining deaths have been on the decline. So far this year, five Kentucky miners have been killed. Energy and Environment Secretary Len Peters wants to see that number drop to zero.
Budget sessions, in even numbered years, last 60 days. But the 2011 session will be a so-called short session, lasting only 30 days.
Regulations allowing Instant Racing were unanimously approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but public hearings on the regulations are still pending. Instant Racing involves electronic wagering on historic horse races.
Senator Williams recently purchased a house in Frankfort’s historic district, and a large contingent of reporters crammed into the home’s parlor for the news conference. Williams, says the state is adrift and in need of a positive, pro-job agenda.
Steve Robertson says Conway is traveling the country, raising campaign cash in at least 15 cities, while receiving his salary as attorney general.
Attorneys for six state employees are pursuing a temporary injunction blocking upcoming furloughs and want the case declared a class action lawsuit. They argue the state has other options for cutting costs, like trimming spending on capital projects.