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Government
2:47 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

KSP Investigating Death of Benton Man

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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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Government
1:08 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Kentucky Pill Take Back Program Starts Saturday

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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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Government
12:47 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Kentucky State Police Crack Down on Commercial Vehicle Brake Violations

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

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Society
5:09 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

KSP Hosts Citizens' Academy and Trooper Island Truck Raffle

Kentucky State Police Post 1 Information Officer Jay Thomas

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.

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Government
8:04 am
Wed February 12, 2014

KSP's Brewer Highlights Budget Woes

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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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Crime
3:43 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects

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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.

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Law Enforcement
7:08 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures

53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.

On Friday multiple agencies including the Kentucky State police, DEA and the ATF executed a search warrant at the home of John Slingland and Abbie Jones in southern Graves County. Slingland and Jones were taken into custody and approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than five pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. Currency was seized.

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School Safety
6:12 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Mayfield KSP Post Develops School Training Program

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The Kentucky State Police post in Mayfield has been training school employees in how to respond in a crisis with a special training program that the post created.

Lt. Brent White says police have trained nearly 700 school staff members in 13 schools, and he says feedback indicates those employees feel more confident.

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Crime
2:06 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Mother of Kidnapped Woman Files Lawsuit

A Madisonville woman whose daughter was kidnapped more than 17 years ago is suing the Kentucky State Police, Henderson Police Department, FBI and others involved in the unsolved case.

Sarah Teague 's suit alleges malfeasance in the case of her missing daughter Heather Teague  who disappeared in August 1995 from a Henderson County beach. In Teague's hand-written complaint she accuses law enforcement of not doing enough to solve her daughter's kidnapping.

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Crime
1:17 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

14 Arrested in Calloway on Drug Charges

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Kentucky State Police arrested 14 Calloway Countians early this morning in a county-wide drug sweep. The arrests followed eight months of investigation into illegal drug trafficking in and around Murray. KSP Troop Jay Thomas says charges included drug trafficking and possession of marijuana, crack cocaine, and meth.

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