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.
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.”
Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Nashville man suspected of killing his wife yesterday. The KSP in McCracken County were looking for a Mercedes involved in a hit and run around noon on I-24.
Kentuckians wanting a motorcycle operator's license will face a new rider skills test starting this week. The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will start using the new test tomorrow which was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic. The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycle tests.