Latest Kentucky State Police News

Police: Remains found in Kentucky confirmed as missing woman

Jul. 11, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The remains of a Kentucky woman who disappeared six months ago were found buried near a house, Kentucky State Police said Thursday. Trooper Robert Purdy confirmed the remains found Wednesday night were those of Savannah Spurlock, 23, who was last seen in January leaving a Lexington...

Police: Off-duty deputy shot, killed driver during struggle

Jul. 10, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

CLAY CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say an off-duty deputy has shot and killed a driver who had escaped authorities during an earlier chase. Trooper Scott Ferrell tells WKYT-TV that Powell County deputies were searching for the vehicle involved in the chase Tuesday night when the off-duty deputy...

Pilot receives minor injuries in Kentucky helicopter crash

Jul. 9, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an agricultural helicopter pilot has been injured in a crash in a Kentucky cornfield. Kentucky State Police said Anthonie Christoffel Vos was operating a 1973 Tomcat helicopter during agricultural spraying on Monday when the aircraft crashed. Vos, of Sevierville, Tennessee,...

Kentucky State Police boosting enforcement during holiday

Jul. 3, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police troopers are taking part in a campaign to increase police presence on interstate and U.S. highways during the Fourth of July holiday period. KSP officials say that beginning Wednesday, troopers will focus on keeping the roads safe during times of holiday traffic...

Kentucky state trooper injured in traffic accident

Jul. 1, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

RACELAND, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper has been injured in a collision with a suspected drunken driver. State police said in a news release that Trooper Steven Davidson was driving northbound on U.S. 23 in Raceland when his cruiser was struck by an SUV on Sunday. Davidson's cruiser ended up...

Police: Man in Kentucky shot after refusing to drop gun

Jun. 28, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper fatally shot a man who refused to drop a gun. A statement from police says officers were serving a warrant at a home in Wolfe County when a confrontation occurred with a man in the residence. Police say the man retrieved a gun and refused "loud verbal...

Coroner: Woman fatally shoots younger sister

Jun. 27, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official says a Kentucky woman has fatally shot her younger sister. Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hamilton told WKYT-TV that 16-year-old Gabrielle May McCoy died Wednesday night from a gunshot wound. Hamilton says she was accidentally shot by her 18-year-old sister at her home in...

Kentucky man accused of setting fire, shooting at officers

Jun. 24, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of firing shots into a residence, starting a fire and shooting at responding officers. A state police statement says troopers responded to a complaint that shots were fired late Sunday in Bell County, and then found themselves under...

Kentucky court security officer charged in fatal ATV crash

Jun. 23, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky court security officer has been arrested after a passenger on an ATV he was driving died in a crash. Kentucky State Trooper Steven Dykes says in a news release 43-year-old Mario Chavez-Canela of Monterey was arrested in Owen County on Friday on charges of...

Kentucky State Police: Trooper shot in leg killed gunman

Jun. 21, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man who was killed and a trooper who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. News outlets report that police say Trooper Brad Martin fatally shot 58-year-old Zendall Noble when he came out of his home armed in Perry County on June 11. Police say...