Latest Kentucky State Police News

Winter comes early for Kentucky weather

Nov. 14, 2018 8:27 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With winter still officially more than a month away, a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow was falling throughout Kentucky, making driving conditions hazardous. A tweet from Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King said freezing rain and sleet were falling in western Kentucky,...

Police: Child shoots, wounds self while hunting with family

Nov. 12, 2018 6:19 AM EST

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 7-year-old boy shot and wounded himself while hunting deer with family in McCreary County. WKYT-TV reported Saturday that state police say the child suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. His condition is unclear. Police say the child and...

Police: Drunken man rode horse toward track at Breeders' Cup

Nov. 6, 2018 1:02 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a drunken man entered a restricted area at the Breeders' Cup Classic, mounted a horse and rode it out toward the racetrack before he was arrested. News outlets quote a police report as saying 24-year-old Michael Wells-Rody was arrested Saturday at Churchill...

Former school official charged with abuse of public trust

Nov. 2, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a former eastern Kentucky school official has been charged with abuse of public trust involving more than $100,000. Kentucky State Police say Gregory Thomas Conway of Vanceburg was arrested Thursday on the charge. News outlets reported Fleming County Superintendent...

Officer: Kentucky man wanted to be 'next school shooter'

Nov. 1, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a man arrested in connection with school shooting threats had written a manifesto outlining his plan to be "the next school shooter." Media outlets are reporting new details about Dylan Jarrell disclosed Thursday in court. Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh...

Police: Shooting of man by state trooper was justified

Oct. 27, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities have determined the fatal shooting of a Frankfort man by a state trooper was justified. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the shooting of 24-year-old Rueben T. Ruffin Jr. was reviewed by Kentucky State Police's critical response team, and the results were...

Kentucky editorial roundup

Oct. 24, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: ___ Oct. 23 The News-Enterprise of Elizabethtown on changes at a community college that seek to improve local job training: The Workforce Solutions teams at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College have a new mission and a new name, Business and Industry...

Former Kentucky detective pleads guilty to false statement

Oct. 24, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky State Police detective has pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a slaying he was investigating. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Ream said federal prosecutors agreed to recommend two years' probation for Charles J. Senters, eight months of it on home...

Woman's tip prevents potential Kentucky school attack

Oct. 23, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A New Jersey woman credited with helping foil a potential school attack in Kentucky said she was "protecting my babies" when she followed her gut and tipped off police about harassing Facebook messages that police say are linked to the suspect. The tip from the woman, Koeberle Bull,...

Police pursuit in Kentucky ends in crash that kills 2

Oct. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two teenagers have been killed when a pursuit ended with a suspect's vehicle striking a car. State Police spokesman Trooper Scott Sharp says in a news release several police departments were pursuing the pickup on Saturday night when it struck the car at a...