Health and Welfare
Kentucky Statewide Fatalities Down
Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton says the number of highway fatalities in the state this year is the lowest since 1947. Blanton credits stepped-up enforcement and education programs as well as motorists who are vigilant about wearing seat belts, reducing speed and using designated drivers.
By last week, the state had 628 traffic deaths, 15 percent less than last year. Police are hoping people out during the New Year's holiday can help keep the number down.