Latest Kentucky State Police News

4 killed when 2 vehicles collide on Kentucky highway

May. 27, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

MULDRAUGH, Ky. (AP) — Four people died when two vehicles crashed on a Kentucky highway, police said. The collision occurred Tuesday evening in Meade County as the vehicles traveled in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 31W, a statement from Kentucky State Police said. A preliminary investigation found...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

May. 26, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear referred to the protesters...

Police: Man shot, wounded after hitting trooper with car

May. 14, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of hitting a state trooper with his car during a traffic stop was shot and wounded by the officer and is now facing multiple charges, authorities said. Randy Sullivan, 21, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, drug trafficking, evading police, felony...

Police: Man killed 1, wounded 4 as they repossessed truck

May. 14, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who fatally shot one person and wounded four others as they tried to repossess a vehicle has been charged with murder and assault, police said. Michael Justice, 47, was charged Wednesday with killing Bryan Biggs, 37, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, and wounding the others...