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Society
4:25 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Elkton Police Officer Hit By a Car

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An Elkton police officer was hit by a car this morning while assisting with another traffic accident. Kentucky State Police say 36-year-old Brian E. Atkinson of Hopkinsville was knocked down on U.S. 68 East early this morning. He was investigating a two-vehicle, non-injury crash.

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Society
7:43 am
Mon October 8, 2012

McCracken County Deputy Shoots Man with Sword, Gun

Kentucky State Police say a McCracken County sheriff’s deputy shot a man who waved a handgun and sword at him. Deputy Jared Rivera was called Saturday night to a southern McCracken County residence in response to reports the man inside was suicidal. As Rivera approached the house, he found 50-year-old Michael Lakin inside with a handgun. When the officer returned to his vehicle, Lakin appeared in the doorway with the gun and a sword. Rivera ordered him to drop the weapons, but Lakin instead came toward him.

Environment
3:50 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

225 Marijuana Plants Eradicated in Trigg Co.

Marijuana plants found and destroyed in Trigg County.
Photo courtesy Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police are looking for suspects following a large marijuana plant bust in Trigg County. KSP Public Information Officer Jay Thomas says troopers eradicated 225 marijuana plants in the Rockcastle community. Thomas puts the plant’s street value at $225,000.

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Society
7:11 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Marshall Co Marijuana Arrest

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A Benton man is in custody following a state police Marijuana Strike Force operation in Marshall County earlier this week.  Troopers observed 49-year-old Ronald Ledbetter attempting to remove marijuana plants from a rural plot and recovered 49 plants with a street value of 49 thousand dollars.  Ledbetter was arrested and charged with marijuana cultivation and possession, along with tampering with physical evidence.  Ledbetter is being held in the Marshall County Jail.   KSP Post 1 spokesman Trooper Jay Thomas reports an investigation is ongoing.

Government
9:50 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Click It or Ticket Campaign Ends

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety ended its annual Click It or Ticket enforcement effort this year with 19,500 citations to motorists for not buckling up. More than 220 state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign that ended June 3rd. 

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Government
9:02 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Six Die in Weekly Traffic Accidents

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A review of last week's traffic fatalities across the Commonwealth showed none of the victims were in cars. Kentucky State Police officials said six people were killed in traffic, four on motorcycles.  

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Government
8:48 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky State Police Annual Report

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Kentucky State Police say a serious crime took place every two minutes and 38 seconds in the Commonwealth during 2011.  

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Crime
7:23 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Commonwealth Crime Statistics Released

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Kentucky State Police say a serious crime took place every two minutes and 38 seconds in 2011. The agency's annual Crime in Kentucky report released this month shows more than 290,000 arrests were made last year.

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Crime
7:44 am
Tue July 10, 2012

KSP Step Up Anti-Marijuana Efforts

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Kentucky State Police troopers will step up their annual marijuana eradication efforts this week, searching from helicopters and on the ground for hidden crops.

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Government
4:03 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Crown Vic No Longer Cruiser of Choice for Police

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Kentucky State Police purchased 125 Chevy Caprices to replace the Ford Crown Victoria as the state’s cruiser. KSP Trooper Michael Webb says Ford stopped making the popular Crown Vic in 2010 and some of the agency's oldest vehicles were starting to get worn out.

“When you are operating a car at that speed it needs to be in top condition.  When troopers are crossing medians and driving on gravel roads in rural communities…just doing the nature of police work it’s hard on the vehicle’s frame, components, and the structure of the car.”

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