Budget Deficit http://wuky.org en State Police Lay Off 20 Troopers To Narrow Budget Gap http://wuky.org/post/state-police-lay-20-troopers-narrow-budget-gap <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky State Police have laid off 20 troopers as the agency deals with an expected budget shortfall.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer told the Lexington Herald-Leader the troopers dismissed were veteran officers brought out of retirement on annual contracts. They had signed new contracts on July 1.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The agency anticipates a budget gap of $5.8 million. Brewer said the layoffs will save $1.25 million.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:31:36 +0000 Associated Press 36646 at http://wuky.org State Police Lay Off 20 Troopers To Narrow Budget Gap