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Increased Deer Activity Means Greater Risks Along Roadways

Nov 16, 2015

It’s peak deer season across Kentucky.  That includes mating and hunting, as well as a spike in car accidents involving deer. During 2014, State Police Public Affairs Officer Kendra Wilson says there were more than 3,000 vehicle-deer collisions in Kentucky.  She says three people died in those crashes.  Wilson says deer are found along all roadways.  “It’s not limited to interstate travel," she said. "It’s not limited to back roads or rural areas.  Deer just saturate our areas just about everywhere."

Lawmakers Consider Raises for KSP Troopers, Workers

Sep 24, 2015

Representatives from the professional association for state troopers are requesting a 5 percent increase in pay for all state police employees and a $5,000-per-year raise for all state troopers.

The pay hikes would help the Kentucky State Police attract and retain employees, according to Tim Hazlette, president of the KSP Professional Association. Hazlette said after three years of service, troopers don’t get raises the longer they stay on the job.

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Police say the man accused of fatally shooting a Kentucky trooper has been shot and killed after an hours-long manhunt.

Trooper Jay Thomas, a state police spokesman, says 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Missouri was shot by police Monday morning when he refused to drop his weapon. He died at a hospital.

Kentucky State Police

UPDATE 5:07 pm 08/06/15

Police have charged an Oregon man with use of a weapon of mass destruction after discovering an alleged improvised explosive device in his car during a traffic stop on interstate 24 in Lyon County.

Kentucky prison officials say multiple changes have been made in the wake of an inmate's starvation and dehydration death at the Kentucky State Penitentiary earlier this year.

The 2010 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year is a veteran of Post 1 in Mayfield, in far western Kentucky.   Senior Trooper Thomas Williams was honored along with a host of other state troopers in an awards ceremony in Frankfort.