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9:48 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Water Officer Remembered In Frankfort Ceremony

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) presented a flag to Frankfort resident Roy Childs in memory of his father, Water Patrol Officer David Childs, who lost his life with Trooper James McNeely on April 8, 1972 in a boating accident on the Kentucky River near the Lock 4 dam while searching for two teens reported missing on a canoe trip.
Credit Kentucky State Police

A KSP water patrol officer who died more than 40 years ago searching for two missing teenagers in Frankfort has been remembered during a ceremony.

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12:21 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Program To Reduce I-75 Fatalities Deemed A Success

A three-day program designed to prevent fatalities on Interstate 75 is being hailed a success in Kentucky.

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8:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

KSP Honors Last Surviving Member of First Cadet Class

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented 83-year-old, Pikeville, Ky. resident Chester Potter with a Colonel, Aide de Camp certificate on January 30, 2014. Potter, who retired from KSP in 1975 as a lieutenant after 27 years on the force, is the last surviving member of the first Kentucky State Police cadet class in 1948.
Credit Sherry Bray / KSP Public Affairs

Kentucky State Police recently honored the last surviving member of its inaugural cadet class.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has details.

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Local/Regional News
6:10 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

State Police Working To Keep Fatalities Down

Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton says the number of highway fatalities in the state this year is the lowest since 1947.

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Local/Regional News
5:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

New Class Of Troopers Joins Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police Academy welcomed 62 new troopers to the KSP ranks Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
5:32 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

KSP Release Updated Figures On Massive Drug Roundup

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer briefs the media on Operation Black Friday
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KSP reports that by late Friday 300 targets had been arrested resulting in 526 charges in the largest one-day crackdown in its history.

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11:22 am
Fri November 1, 2013

State Police Rounding Up Drug Suspects

Kentucky State Police are calling it the largest one-day drug crackdown in its history.

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Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Teen Driving Program Goes Statewide

Kentucky State Police are taking a teen driving safety program statewide thanks to a contribution by Toyota.

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Local/Regional News
9:31 am
Tue August 27, 2013

State Police Lay Off 20 Troopers To Narrow Budget Gap

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky State Police have laid off 20 troopers as the agency deals with an expected budget shortfall.

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.

The agency anticipates a budget gap of $5.8 million. Brewer said the layoffs will save $1.25 million.

Half of the state's 16 KSP posts were affected by the layoffs, which occurred Friday.

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Local/Regional News
12:35 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Ky State Police - DEA Helicopter Crashes, 2 Injured

Credit Kentucky State Police

JACKSON, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say a helicopter working with the state's Cannabis Suppression Branch has crashed in eastern Kentucky.

Trooper Tony Watts says one trooper was on board when the helicopter went down Monday morning in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line. Watts declined to comment on the specifics of the crash or whether there were any injuries.

WLEX-TV and WKYT-TV in Lexington each reported that the crash involved a DEA helicopter working with the marijuana suppression team.

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