Latest Kentucky State Police News

Police: Man stuck in ditch near house killed by homeowner

Sep. 25, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state police say a homeowner fatally shot a man whose truck got stuck trying to leave his property. The man's friend then got a gun and traded fire, shooting the homeowner in the abdomen. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that charges are pending against...

Police: Trooper fatally shoots man during altercation

Sep. 24, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper has fatally shot a man who tried to assault him with a weapon. Police said in a statement that the shooting happened early Monday when police were called to a Whitley County residence where 29-year-old Ronald W. Leach of Jellico, Tennessee, was...

Testing for Kentucky State Police academy begins this week

Sep. 24, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say testing starts this week for anyone who is interested in becoming a trooper. A statement from the agency says testing dates run from Sept. 25 through Oct. 11 to be part of a training class that begins in May for the top 90 candidates. Minimum requirements for...

Police ID suspect fatally shot by Kentucky trooper

Sep. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have identified a man fatally shot after a pursuit. Police said Wednesday that the man was 44-year-old Damon Christopher Gayheart of Owensboro. Police said he was shot by Trooper Paul Hale, a three-year veteran of state police. Hale was placed on...

Kentucky trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect

Sep. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit. Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose...

Kentucky man sentenced to 10 years for carjacking semi truck

Sep. 15, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for carjacking a semi tractor-trailer last year. The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 35-year-old Christopher D. Pinguely of Cold Spring was convicted of holding up a truck driver with an AR-15 style rifle in Henry County....

Man wanted in Florida slayings arrested in Kentucky

Sep. 13, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say troopers have arrested a man wanted in Florida on murder charges. Police said in a statement that 39-year-old McKinsie A. Lyons was arrested Wednesday evening at a gas station in a small community along the Ohio River about 60 miles north of Louisville,...

Kentucky troopers: Deputy shot at rest stop, suspect killed

Sep. 12, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Florida bank robbery suspect tracked down at an interstate rest stop in Kentucky was killed in a late-night exchange of gunfire that left a sheriff's deputy critically wounded, authorities said Wednesday. The deputy, 28-year-old Jaime Morales, underwent a second surgery following...

The Latest: Deputy undergoes second surgery after shooting

Sep. 12, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Kentucky sheriff's deputy (all times local): 2 p.m. A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. The fugitive was killed during the shooting....

Police capture man after escape from western Kentucky jail

Sep. 5, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man has been captured after an escape from the Fulton County jail. Police said 34-year-old Timothy R. Richardson of Shepherdsville was apprehended Wednesday in Mayfield after being pursued from Fulton County on the Purchase Parkway. State police said troopers...