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The father of slain Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder has gained lawmaker support for potentially retrofitting the KSP patrol car fleet with bullet-resistant laminate. Joe Ponder spoke with Kentucky State House Speaker Greg Stumbo and other legislators in Frankfort today on increased safety measures for front-line officers.


UPDATE 5:28PM More information has come to light about the events leading up to the fatal shooting of a Kentucky State Police Trooper on I-24 last night. 

KSP Spokesman held a press conference this afternoon at Post 1 Headquarters in Mayfield. 


The Kentucky State Police's Forensic Laboratories are receiving a $1.9 million grant for DNA testing in the state's unprocessed sexual assault kits, or 'rape kits', to help decrease the number of backlogged cases. 

No Decision on McCracken Co. 911

Jan 7, 2015

Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle told the city commission Tuesday night there are still too many unknowns to make a recommendation on whether to contract with Kentucky State Police for 911 operations or continue self-operations. Kyle says a major concern for the Emergency Communication System is the ability of the Mayfield KSP’s proposed 10 dispatchers to handle Paducah-McCracken County’s entire call volume with a decrease in certain services and connections.

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Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Benton man found Sunday.

Micah Puckett, 31, left his home Nov. 6.

His body was discovered less than a mile away.

An autopsy’s scheduled in Louisville later today.

UPDATE: The cause of Puckett's death has yet to be determined following an autopsy Monday afternoon. KSP are awaiting results of a toxicology report, which takes roughly 1-2 weeks. KSP officer Jay Thomas says the case is only being investigated as a death, rather than a homicide.

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Kentuckians wanting to get rid of unused prescription medicines can drop them off this Saturday during a statewide “pill take back” program.

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The Kentucky State Police is cracking down on semi-truck and commercial safety violations stemming from inadequate brake maintenance. 

The Kentucky State Police hold a ten-week Citizens' Police Academy starting tomorrow night, March 19 in Murray. The Academy provides an opportunity to become familiar with police operations, to allow citizens to become better informed about the actual role of a police officer. KSP Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas visits Sounds Good to talk with Tracy about the Academy, the longstanding KSP philanthropy Trooper Island and the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 truck raffle.

KSP's Brewer Highlights Budget Woes

Feb 12, 2014

FRANKFORT — Kentucky's top state trooper says his agency is suffering from a shortage in staff.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer told a state House committee that years of flatlining budgets and a proposed 2.5 percent cut under Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest spending plan have put a squeeze on the agency.

Brewer says expenses in employee retirement, healthcare costs and fleet maintenance have led to layoffs.

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The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.

Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being  targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking, KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.