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Medal Awarded Posthumously To Slain State Police Trooper

Jun 12, 2015
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A Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored with the Governor's Medal of Valor nearly 50 years after his death.  The award was presented posthumously on Thursday to Delano G. Powell.

The next class of Kentucky State Police cadets – who start learning the ropes later this month – will be the first to experience the state’s new $4.5 million dollar trooper Training Academy in Frankfort. But as attracting those recruits can also be a challenge.

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Kentucky State Police troopers gathered to memorialize their fallen Monday. This year’s ceremony happened to land on the same day as the unveiling of new statue honoring those officers who died in the line of duty.

New Kentucky State Police Academy Dedicated In Frankfort

Apr 28, 2015
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When Kentucky State Police cadets report for training next month, it will be at a different facility in Frankfort.  The new Kentucky State Police Academy is at the site of a minimum-security prison closed in 2011 after the prison population dropped.

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With construction on a new Kentucky State Police trooper training facility nearing completion in Frankfort, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says officers are preparing to shift operations from their 30-plus year home inside headquarters to a larger, more secluded location.

State Police Experiencing Trooper Shortage

Jan 24, 2015
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Kentucky State Police is about 100 troopers short of its authorized staffing level, due in part to retirements and challenges in finding recruits.

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The last surviving member of the first Kentucky State Police cadet class has died at the age of 94.  Services are to be Wednesday in Prestonsburg for retired lieutenant Chester Potter.  Potter died Saturday at a nursing home.

KSP Collects 232,011 Lbs. Of Food Statewide

Dec 19, 2014

A holiday-season food drive by Kentucky State Police has brought in 232,011 pounds of food statewide.  State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer started the "Cram the Cruiser" program in 2010 to assist needy families. Since that time, he says the state's lead police agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across Kentucky.

KSP Increasing Patrols For Holiday Weekend

Nov 26, 2014

Motorists will have plenty of company on the roadways this holiday weekend, including Kentucky State Police Cruisers.

Campaign Aims To Reduce Traffic Deaths In Kentucky

Nov 19, 2014

Kentucky State Police officials say the state is at its lowest highway fatality rate in nearly 50 years.

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