AP reports, "Ky judge to hear arguments over lethal injection method, state seeking to restart executions." It's written by Brett Barrouquere, via the Republic.
Attorneys for Kentucky are set to argue why lethal injections should be allowed to go forward for the first time in more than four years.
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Monday in Frankfort. The state earlier this year switched from using three drugs to carry out a lethal injection to a method that uses 3 grams of sodium thiopental or 5 grams of pentobarbital — similar to the method used by Ohio.
"Kentucky Could Be on the Verge of Restarting Executions," is the WKU-FM report by Lisa Autry.
Earlier this year, the state switched to one or two drugs, depending upon the availability of the drugs.
Governor Beshear has requests to set execution dates for condemned inmates Robert Foley and Ralph Baze, but the governor has given no indication if or when he will act on those requests should the injunction be lifted.
Kentucky has executed three inmates since the death penalty was re-instated in 1976. The last was in 2008.