1:06pm: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is investigating the city’s overtime pay to Metro employees. The administration has found that about ten percent of the city’s workforce earned $15,000 or more in overtime last year, with some employees effectively doubling their salaries. The amount of money paid for overtime is in the millions of dollars. Some… Continue reading City Investigates Overtime Pay, Autism Linked to Traffic Fumes, Kentucky Law Experts Recommend Death Penalty Moratorium: Today on Here and Now
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.
It’s Friday, and that means time to wrap up another week with State of the News. This week we’ll talk about the latest in the possible execution of death row inmate Gregory Wilson, whose execution has been postponed for now. We’ll find out what could be next in that case, then check in on Metro and election news. Then we’ll finish out the show with a look at child-related news – including the JCPS assignment plan controversy. Join us for a look back at the stories that made headlines and analysis from the reporters who covered them.
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.
Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Friday that the state’s procedure for executing an inmate by lethal injection allows only a three-drug cocktail, even though state law permits a one-drug option.
Wilson is scheduled to die by lethal injection September 16 for the 1987 murder of restaurant worker Deborah Pooley in Covington.
It’s one of those hot button issues guaranteed to elicit passionate opinions: capital punishment. Opinions differ on nearly everything about the death penalty – whether it deters crime, disproportionately affects the poor and minorities, and costs too much. What if the offender was a juvenile at the time of the crime, or mentally ill? Listen to the Show
Barring any last-minute legal rulings, Marco Allen Chapman will be put to death Friday at the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville. Capital punishment opponents have organized a series of vigils across the state that will continue through Friday evening. Mark Meade with the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is organizing an event in… Continue reading Vigils Planned To Oppose Chapman Execution