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The Kentucky State Police post in Graves County will dedicate a memorial next week for two troopers who died last year in the line of duty.

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A Cadiz man is charged with multiple counts of sex crimes involving minors. 43-year-old Billy Addison was arrested yesterday (Thursday). 

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget includes $12.4 million in raises for the Kentucky State Police and $4.5 million in salary increases for the state’s correctional officers.

Lyon County judge-executive Wade White

A pair of western Kentucky judge-executives met with Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday ahead of his first budget request to discuss an initiative aimed at securing pay increases for state police and correctional officers.

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  Lyon County’s Judge Executive has mounted a campaign to raise awareness of what he says are underpaid state troopers and corrections staff.   

Judge-Executive Wade White says low pay and high stress are partly to blame for a 67 % turnover rate within the state Department of Corrections.  

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  Representatives from the professional association for state troopers are requesting a 5 percent increase in pay for all state police employees and a $5,000-per-year raise for all state troopers.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is looking to provide additional safety protections for Kentucky law enforcement officers during the upcoming legislative session.

A man suspected of killing a state trooper on Interstate 24 has died after he was shot by police in Kentucky. The suspect, Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, was shot after a brief manhunt, according to the Kentucky State Patrol.

It all began Sunday night, when Trooper Cameron Ponder, 31, pulled a car over on I-24. The suspect then drove off, setting off a car chase, police say. After a pursuit of some 10 miles, the chase ended, and Ponder was shot to death in his police car.

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Teams from Kentucky State Police and the National Guard have spent the summer trying to rid the state of an illegal crop.  

Trooper Corey King says teams fly over the commonwealth each summer looking for marijuana. 

"We're looking for those cultivating marijuana small-scale like out in the gardens to the large scale in the quantities of thousands that's out either in a rural spots or out in the cornfields," said King.

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  Kentucky State Police are investigating a Saturday shooting in Ballard County's Wickliffe City Park. 

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