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The head of Kentucky State Police is retiring. The law enforcement agency announced today on Facebook Commissioner Rodney Brewer is stepping down February 29 after 34 years of service. 

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Police departments across Kentucky began outfitting officers with body cameras last year, but don’t expect state troopers to join their ranks anytime soon.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he supports the idea of equipping the agency’s 1,000 troopers with the cameras, but the cost to do so is too steep.

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The search for a missing Ballard County juvenile ended this morning after Kentucky State Police say the body of 8-year-old Skyleigh Pool was found in a pond about a quarter mile from her residence.  

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  Kentucky State Police and thousands of former camp attendees are celebrating a half century of summertime recreation and mentorship. 

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Update 9:02pm

Westbound traffic on I-24 is now moving, eastbound still blocked by stalled semi. 

KYTC is reporting traffic backups on I-24 near exit 54 in Caldwell County. 

Two semi trucks running normal interstate speed attempted to exit into snow covered ramps and jackknifed. Road crews are working to clear the site as quickly as possible. 

KYTC urges all motorists to avoid unnecessary overnight travel and to be mindful of potential re-freezing due to extreme cold temperatures. 

Update: 3:49pm 

All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 are now open, but Kentucky road crews are still battling traffic obstructions.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says road conditions are still pretty rough, but traffic is now moving in both directions after coming to a standstill last night, stranding many travelers. 

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Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating two unrelated cases of arson near Hazel in Calloway County.  

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police have joined forces to combat the rising number of copper wire thefts from highway lights.

The KSP are offering up to $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest and conviction. These incidents have cost taxpayers at least $2,000,000 in just the last four years. 

KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says there’s more to the issue than just money.

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Third Update:  A number of media outlets are reporting that the deaths were a result of a murder suicide plot.  This scenario has never been reported by the Kentucky State Police.  

Second Update:  The Kentucky State Police are still processing the crime scene in Trigg County.  The last body in the residence has been identified as Vito Y. Riservato, 22 of Hopkinsville, KY.

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The Kentucky State Police post 1 in Mayfield has its first female commander.

Captain Janet Barnett succeeds Lieutenant Brent White who had been serving as acting head after previous commander Nathan Kent retired in August.  

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Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

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