Latest Kentucky State Police News

42 cadets graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

Jun. 24, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have added to their ranks with the graduation of 42 new troopers from the state police academy. KSP officials say their addition to the force brings the agency's strength to a total of 874 troopers serving the state. The new troopers are part of the agency's 96th...

Kentucky school district official confirms probe of finances

Jun. 23, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky school superintendent has confirmed an investigation into the district's use of public funds. The Ledger Independent reports Fleming County Schools Superintendent Brian Creasman says the district has discovered irregularities that are "troubling, selfish and...

Kentucky State Police cadet class graduating this week

Jun. 21, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Several dozen new Kentucky State Police troopers are graduating this week. State police say a total of 48 troopers will graduate and be commissioned at the cadet class graduation Friday at Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort. Expected for the ceremony are Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton,...

9 state police trooper cadets earn degrees in new program

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police announced a hiring policy change a year ago that allows trooper cadet applicants to earn college credit while attending the training academy. State police say the change is paying dividends and nine cadets in the current academy class have earned associate's...

Teen shot at party dies; charge against man amended

Jun. 12, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

LEDBETTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 15-year-old girl has died after being shot at a party and that charges against a 19-year-old have been amended. Trooper Jay Thomas tells The Paducah Sun that Peyton Nicole Hurt, of Boaz, died after being shot at a party in Ledbetter on Saturday. State...

Police: Kentucky school bus driver charged with sexual abuse

Jun. 11, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a former school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching a female student on several occasions has been arrested. Troopers tell news outlets that 68-year-old David Deitsch was charged Friday with first-degree sexual abuse. WKYT-TV on Monday cited his...

2-year-old girl found dead in hot car in Kentucky

Jun. 10, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

CRITTENDEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl found inside of a hot car. Trooper Charles Loudermilk says in a news release the child was found unresponsive Saturday night outside a residence in Crittenden in northern Kentucky. A coroner pronounced the child...

Man charged in Kentucky inmate death pleads not guilty

Jun. 8, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A man charged in the death of a Kentucky jail inmate earlier this week has pleaded not guilty to murder. WYMT-TV reports Scottie Lee Gibson Jr. entered the plea Thursday in the death of 29-year-old Adam Potter. Kentucky State Police say they were told Potter died Tuesday after a...

Group seeks information for denying people access to Capitol

Jun. 7, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-poverty activists want an explanation from Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and Kentucky's top police agency about what led to a rule that was cited when they were told they could enter the state Capitol only two at a time. The letter from an attorney representing the Poor...

Kentucky State police, coroner accused of various crimes

Jun. 7, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper, a retired State Police colonel and a county coroner have been accused of several crimes including transporting moonshine and eyeballs. News outlets report Scott County Coroner John Goble and retired State Police Lt. Col. Mike Crawford were indicted...