KSP http://wkms.org en KSP Hosts Citizens' Academy and Trooper Island Truck Raffle http://wkms.org/post/ksp-hosts-citizens-academy-and-trooper-island-truck-raffle <p>The Kentucky State Police hold a ten-week Citizens' Police Academy starting tomorrow night, March 19 in Murray. The Academy provides an opportunity to become familiar with police operations, to allow citizens to become better informed about the actual role of a police officer. KSP&nbsp;Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas visits Sounds Good to talk with Tracy about the Academy, the longstanding KSP philanthropy Trooper Island and the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 truck raffle.</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:09:53 +0000 Tracy Ross 39330 at http://wkms.org KSP Hosts Citizens' Academy and Trooper Island Truck Raffle KSP's Brewer Highlights Budget Woes http://wkms.org/post/ksps-brewer-highlights-budget-woes <p></p><p>FRANKFORT — Kentucky's top state trooper says his agency is suffering from a shortage in staff.</p><p>Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer told a state House committee that years of flatlining budgets and a proposed 2.5 percent cut under Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest spending plan have put a squeeze on the agency.</p><p>Brewer says expenses in employee retirement, healthcare costs and fleet maintenance have led to layoffs. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:04:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38644 at http://wkms.org KSP's Brewer Highlights Budget Woes Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-aclu-criticizes-large-scale-police-targeting-low-level-drug-suspects <p>The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.</p><p>Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being &nbsp;targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking,&nbsp;KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:43:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador (KPR) 36213 at http://wkms.org Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures http://wkms.org/post/investigation-leads-one-kentuckys-largest-meth-seizures <p>53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.</p><p>On Friday multiple agencies including the Kentucky State police, DEA and the ATF executed a search warrant at the home of John Slingland and Abbie Jones in southern Graves County. Slingland and Jones were taken into custody and approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than five pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. Currency was seized. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:08:33 +0000 John Walker 35511 at http://wkms.org Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures Mayfield KSP Post Develops School Training Program http://wkms.org/post/mayfield-ksp-post-develops-school-training-program <p></p><p>The Kentucky State Police post in Mayfield has been training school employees in how to respond in a crisis with a special training program that the post created.</p><p>Lt. Brent White says police have trained nearly 700 school staff members in 13 schools, and he says feedback indicates those employees feel more confident. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:12:02 +0000 The Associated Press 35381 at http://wkms.org Mayfield KSP Post Develops School Training Program Mother of Kidnapped Woman Files Lawsuit http://wkms.org/post/mother-kidnapped-woman-files-lawsuit <p></p><p>A Madisonville woman whose daughter was kidnapped more than 17 years ago is suing the Kentucky State Police, Henderson Police Department, FBI and others involved in the unsolved case.</p><p>Sarah Teague 's suit alleges malfeasance in the case of her missing daughter Heather Teague&nbsp; who disappeared in August 1995 from a Henderson County beach. In Teague's hand-written complaint she accuses law enforcement of not doing enough to solve her daughter's kidnapping. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:06:19 +0000 Whitney Jones 28848 at http://wkms.org Mother of Kidnapped Woman Files Lawsuit 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges http://wkms.org/post/14-arrested-calloway-drug-charges <p>Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:17:22 +0000 Angela Hatton 22384 at http://wkms.org 14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges Summer enforcement project nets Ky. arrests http://wkms.org/post/summer-enforcement-project-nets-ky-arrests <p>After three months of stepped-up enforcement on Kentucky's highways, police say the project resulted in apprehension of 41 fugitives as well as thousands of drunken-driving and drug arrests.&nbsp; The effort, called Operation B.L.U.E. Lights, began June 1<sup>st</sup> and ended Labor Day. Kentucky State Police held over 1,600 safety checkpoints across the Commonwealth to draw attention to unsafe driving and reduce traffic deaths.&nbsp; Over 2,000 D-U-I arrests and almost 1,500 hundred drug arrests were made. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:23:30 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21825 at http://wkms.org Summer enforcement project nets Ky. arrests Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Retiring http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-penitentiary-warden-retiring <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The&nbsp; man who has led&nbsp; the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker&nbsp; has retired from the position.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 30 May 2012 20:00:35 +0000 Dan Modlin (KPR) 18173 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Retiring