KSP Initial Reports Show Highway Fatalities Declined in 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Highway fatalities in Kentucky were apparently on the decline last year. Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate 771 people lost their lives on state highways last year. That’s 55 fewer fatalities than in 2008. Six-hundred-28 of the deaths involved motor vehicles and 346 of those victims were… Continue reading KSP Initial Reports Show Highway Fatalities Declined in 2009

KSP Increasing Patrols During The Holidays

From WFPL’s Haley Hart Kentucky State Police will again step up enforcement during the busy holiday driving periods. The Christmas enforcement period runs from Christmas Eve through Sunday. KSP Lieutenant David Jude says the agency is participating in the “Over the limit, Under Arrest” campaign to curb drunk driving across the state. “The state police… Continue reading KSP Increasing Patrols During The Holidays

Police: Census Worker Committed Suicide

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh State and federal authorities in Kentucky say a census worker found hanging from a tree in September killed himself. When the naked body of 51-year old Bill Sparkman was found hanging from a Clay County tree, with the letters F-E-D scrawled across his chest, there were fears he had… Continue reading Police: Census Worker Committed Suicide

Former State Rep. Nunn Moved To Hart County Jail

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Lexington Police are waiting to question former Kentucky representative Steve Nunn about the murder of Nunn’s former fiancée, Amanda Ross.  The twenty-nine year old Ross was gunned down Friday morning outside her Lexington townhouse.  Lexington Police Lt. Doug Pape won’t say if Nunn is considered a suspect in the case.… Continue reading Former State Rep. Nunn Moved To Hart County Jail

KSP Graduates 34 New Troopers

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Thirty-four new state troopers are now patrolling the commonwealth’s highways, after graduating from the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort. Among the new troopers is former Lexington Herald-Leader crime reporter Cassandra Mullins, the only female to survive the grueling 23-week training course. The Hazard native believes women bring a… Continue reading KSP Graduates 34 New Troopers

Beshear Reverses Language Policy For KSP Driver's Test

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has quickly reversed a new policy requiring the state’s written driver’s license test to be offered only in English. Governor Beshear says as soon as he learned of Kentucky State Police plans to make the driver’s test English-only, effective June 1st, he immediately ordered the… Continue reading Beshear Reverses Language Policy For KSP Driver's Test

KSP Trooper of the Year Named in Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Campbellsville native Andy Olson is the 2008 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year.  Olson was honored in ceremonies in Frankfort, at which 70 other awards for valor, bravery and life-saving acts were handed out.  Olson says troopers never know what they may face each day, when they don… Continue reading KSP Trooper of the Year Named in Frankfort

Kentucky To Help With Inauguration Security Detail

Kentucky law enforcement will be well represented at next week’s presidential inauguration in Washington. Forty Kentucky State Police troopers will be in the nation’s capital Tuesday to help provide security for event. KSP Sergeant David Jude says the troopers will be sworn in as local officers. “That will give them full arrest powers during their… Continue reading Kentucky To Help With Inauguration Security Detail

Officials Look For Ways To Bolster Kentucky State Police

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky needs more state troopers, and even in tight budget times, efforts are underway to try to rebuild the force. Last week, 56 recruits from across the state reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort to try to become State Troopers. But in state budget hearings, it… Continue reading Officials Look For Ways To Bolster Kentucky State Police

Traffic Fatalities Fall in 2008

Motor vehicle traffic fatalities are down across the nation and the state. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The U.S. Department of Transportation is reporting that fatalities from January through October are down by 10 percent. Traffic fatalities also declined in Kentucky, but by about 6 percent. Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Jude says the factors… Continue reading Traffic Fatalities Fall in 2008