From Alex Suckow, Kentucky Public Radio While the Red Cross and other relief agencies continue to fundraise on behalf of storm victims, Kentucky State Police are collecting supplies to aid in the cleanup and recovery across the Commonwealth. KSP spokesperson Lieutenant David Jude says all 16 KSP posts have been designated as drop off areas… Continue reading KSP Collecting Supplies for Storm Victims
The Kentucky State Police are recruiting cadets for the class of 2012. Recruitment Commander Rick Saint-Blancard says the KSP training academy in Frankfort can accommodate as many as 120 cadets. He says applicants must be prepared for the physical and mental rigors of a 23-week training program. “We have a significant drop rate in our… Continue reading Kentucky State Police Recruiting Cadets For 2012
The 2010 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year is a 17-year veteran of Post One in far western Kentucky. Senior Trooper Thomas Williams of Smithland is a busy man. Patrolling I-24 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, he issued more than 2,000 citations last year, including 777 for speeding. He investigated 45 criminal cases and… Continue reading Kentucky State Police Awards Presented In Frankfort
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has decided to close a minimum security prison and make it a training academy for Kentucky State Police. Beshear says the state no longer needs the Frankfort Career Development Center, which houses 205 low-risk inmates. “Our inmate population has dropped, more than 1600 inmates, between February 15, 2008 and April 20… Continue reading Frankfort Prison to Become State Police Training Academy
Several candidates for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner say they’d like to see more industrial hemp grown in the state, but law enforcement officials disagree with the proposals. The commonwealth was once a leading producer of hemp, which can be used for paper, textiles and other products. Proponents say it could help bring revenue to Kentucky. However,… Continue reading GOP Ag Commissioner Candidates Support Hemp
There’s been a steady decline in highway fatalities in Kentucky since 2005, when 985 people were killed. Last year, the number of fatalities fell to 760, the fifth consecutive year of declines. Kentucky State Police spokesman David Jude says increased seat belt use is one reason, but rising gas prices likely are playing a role,… Continue reading Kentucky Highway Fatalities Continue To Decline
Kentucky highway fatalities declined for the fifth consecutive year and were the lowest since 1999, according to the state’s highway safety office. The death toll was 760 last year, which was 31 fewer fatalities than the previous year. Fatal highway accidents peaked at 985 deaths in 2005. “The good news is that 31 fewer lives… Continue reading Kentucky Highway Fatalities Drop to 11-year Low
Late last year, Kentucky State Police trooper John Hawkins told WFPL the increase in meth lab busts was so sharp that police were on track to find more than one thousand before the end of the year…and they did.
In 2005, just under 1,000 people died on the commonwealth’s highways. Nearly 800 people died in 2009. And preliminary figures for 2010 show another decrease, with 747 people dying in traffic accidents.
The fine for texting while driving is $25 dollars for the first offense and $50 dollars for each additional offense.