Kentucky will honor four law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year, two of which served in western Kentucky.  

The ceremony will be part of an annual law enforcement memorial at the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Training.  Gov. Matt Bevin will be the keynote speaker.

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Update Tuesday Late Morning: Two deputy jailers have also been arrested for their alleged involvement in the escape. Fulton County Jailer Rickey Parnell tells local media that deputy jailers Monica Mayes and Jason Smith were arrested and charged with first degree official misconduct and second-degree escape. They have also been fired.


Jeffersontown Police Chief Richard Sanders is the new Commissioner for Kentucky State Police.  


A bill that would substantially raise the starting salary for Kentucky’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers has cleared its first hurdle.   The measure faces a tough challenge ahead during a time of considerable budget tightening.

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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. 


The Kentucky State Police is on the lookout for an escaped inmate from the Western Kentucky Correction Complex near Eddyville.  

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The Kentucky State Police are investigating a cockfighting ring in Calloway County.  

Around 7:20pm Saturday, KSP Troopers received a report of a cockfighting event being held in a building off of Protemus Rd. in Lynn Grove.  


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.

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As we ring in the New Year law enforcement officers across Kentucky will be monitoring traffic for impaired drivers. 


UPDATE: Troopers from KSP Post 1 and Post 2 conducted a felony traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Interstate 69 in Caldwell County.  Troopers took Tabor and Britt into custody at 12:28 PM yesterday.