BONNIEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man and two children from North Carolina have died in a crash on Interstate 65.
News outlets report police said in a statement that the...
EMINENCE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say the body of a 7-year-old boy has been found in a pond near his home.
Police say in a statement that the boy was found early Saturday about 5...
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say the body of a missing kayaker has been found in the Big Sandy River.
Kentucky State Police said in a news release that the body of...
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man who hit a state trooper with his sport-utility vehicle has died after troopers fired at the vehicle.
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a 22-month-old boy has been found safe, almost three days after disappearing from his rural Kentucky home.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police Training Academy is welcoming 72 new recruits.
A news release says the recruits are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency that...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police posts around the state are remembering fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, dating back decades.
Man charged with reckless homicide in inmate’s death
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've charged a Paducah man who provided drugs to an inmate at the Graves County jail with reckless homicide.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for...
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a plane that crashed, killing two North Carolina men, was carrying drugs and cash.
Authorities believe the plane was stolen or used without...
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've identified two North Carolina men who died in a small plane crash in Kentucky and neither are certified pilots.
Driver dies following law enforcement chase in Kentucky
OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A driver has died in Kentucky after a chase in which a law enforcement officer fired his weapon.
Kentucky State Police said a Bath County deputy discharged the...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a woman has died in a Georgia hospital days after her twin toddlers were found dead inside a home that burned.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's top law-enforcement agency is teaming with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to encourage people to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their...
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say twin toddlers have been found dead inside a home that burned, injuring the children's parents.
Kentucky state police investigating inmate’s death
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Graves County Jail inmate.
According to a news release, the McCracken County Coroner's Office alerted...
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in a pond at a golf course.
According to troopers, a body of a man was found on Saturday evening at the...
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Ky. Police investigating death of child found in pond
WOODBINE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child found in a pond.
Kentucky state police say in a news release the child was found in a pond near a...
Police charge father, son in fatal hit-and-run crash
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have charged a father and son in a hit-and-run crash that killed a good Samaritan.
Police say 59-year-old Adia Fuson of Ingram stopped...
Human skull found outside Kentucky residence
PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of a human skull outside a Pineville residence.
Police said in a news release that a homeowner found the skull in...
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are looking for a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Bell County.
Police say in a statement that 59-year-old Adia Fuson...
Kentucky State Police searching for escaped inmate
CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Green River Correctional Complex.
Police said in a statement that the state prison in...
Kentucky to use rapid DNA tests for sex assault cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is helping to pioneer new crime-fighting technology that allows rapid DNA testing to more quickly identify sexual assault offenders and clear those falsely accused,...
Kentucky man charged after toddler son’s fire death
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with murder and first-degree arson after his toddler son died in a house fire.
Kentucky State Police said 26-year-old Vaughn A. Brock of...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police are looking for the father of a 2-year-old boy found dead at the site of a house fire in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say in a news release that firefighters...
2 killed in head-on crash in northern Kentucky
VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police say two drivers have died in a head-on accident in northern Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say in a news release Sunday's accident along state Route 8 killed...
2 killed, including 9-year-old, in Kentucky house fire
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say two people have died in a house fire, including a 9-year-old.
State Police named 44-year-old Timothy Gambill as one of the deceased in the...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a newborn girl has been delivered following the fatal shooting of her pregnant mother.
Kentucky State Police said in a news release Sunday that...
Kentucky sheriff arrested following injury crash
HARDINSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky sheriff has been arrested following a crash that injured a woman.
Kentucky State Police say Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate was...
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police says troopers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance in Grayson shot and killed a woman who may have been armed.
Police: Officers shoot, wound armed suspect after pursuit
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police say Kentucky officers shot and wounded a suspect who pointed a gun at them after a high-speed chase through two counties.
Kentucky deputy taken to hospital after being shot
GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy in Kentucky was taken to a hospital after he was shot during an altercation with a man.
Kentucky State Police said Glasgow Police Officer Zane...
Former detective who lied in court sentenced to probation
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky State Police detective who lied in court about a slaying he was investigating has been sentenced to two years of probation.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell handed down the sentence Thursday for Charles J. Senters, who pleaded guilty last year in federal court in Lexington to making a false statement.
Tennessee woman, dog killed while walking Kentucky highway
FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a Tennessee woman walking her dog on Interstate 65 near the border between the states was killed when she ventured into the path of an oncoming bus.
News outlets report police say 38-year-old Penny Lane, of Cross Plains, was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Her dog also died.
Suspect’s weapon matches bullet that killed Ohio woman
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Investigators in Kentucky say a woman taken from an Ohio college campus was fatally shot with a weapon carried by the man suspected of abducting her.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders spoke Wednesday about the Monday afternoon shooting in Oldham County, Kentucky.
The shooting occurred after a police chase. Authorities say 24-year-old Ty'rell Pounds stopped his vehicle and a trooper fired after hearing gunfire from the vehicle.
Police: Student and her abductor killed in Kentucky chase
CRESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — A female student from an Ohio State University campus and a man suspected of abducting her both died after a police chase and shooting, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday.
The chase began Monday afternoon in northern Kentucky as police responded to a call about a person in distress, authorities said in a news release.
Former special-needs teacher indicted on sex charges
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — Police say a woman who worked as a Kentucky special-needs teacher has been indicted on charges of rape and sex abuse involving a teenager who had been her student.
Kentucky State Police say in statement on Tuesday that a grand jury indicted 37-year-old Amanda Phillips on eight counts of rape, four counts of sex abuse and four counts of sodomy.
Former county treasurer pleads guilty to stealing $161K
MCKEE, Ky. (AP) — A former county treasurer in Kentucky has admitted to writing $161,000 worth unauthorized checks to herself and trying to cover up the crime.
A joint statement from the FBI and Kentucky State Police says 38-year-old Beth N. Sallee of McKee pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of wire fraud.
Inmate captured hours after escaping from Kentucky prison
PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say an inmate has been captured hours after he escaped from a prison.
Kentucky State Police say in a news release 25-year-old Aaron A. Davis was located in a field in Caldwell County on Sunday and charged with escape.
Davis was reported missing several hours earlier from the West Kentucky Correctional Complex in neighboring Lyon County.
Kentucky troopers arrest city clerk
RACELAND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have arrested a former city clerk after investigating a suspected embezzlement case.
According to a news release on Saturday, troopers were first contacted about the possible $16,000 embezzlement of Raceland city funds in January.
Newly elected Mayor Talmadge McPeek had ordered an audit and discovered a city credit card had been used to purchase tickets to a Jeff Dunham show and other personal items not related to city expenses.
Police investigate deaths of 3 family members
GREENSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police say they are investigating the deaths of three family members in Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police say in a statement that they were called to a home near Greensburg on Thursday morning and found three adults dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Police identified them as 59-year-old James London, his wife 59-year-old Carolyn London, and their son, 40-year-old Jasper London.
Police say they are investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide.
Man found dead following residential fire
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man is dead following a residential fire.
Police said in a statement that the blaze was reported Wednesday afternoon in the Virgie community of Pike County. After the flames were extinguished, fire crews found an unidentified male dead in the residence.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday. Police say no foul play is suspected.
Former teacher charged with sexually abusing student
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have charged a former teacher with sexually abusing a student.
A statement from police says 47-year-old Daniel Tuttle was arrested Monday after turning himself in at the Harlan County jail. He is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old student last year.
Trooper shoots suspect after chase in Kentucky
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a trooper shot and wounded a suspect who crashed his vehicle into a restaurant following a chase.
Kentucky State Police said in a news release troopers responding to a report of an armed robbery followed the suspect's vehicle until it struck the front of the restaurant early Saturday.
The statement says a trooper shot 36-year-old Justin Robert Hardin in the leg after the suspect failed to obey officers' commands.
State police have new substance abuse education exhibit
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say its new mobile substance abuse education exhibit is ready to be displayed.
The 30-foot trailer features video messages about meth, heroin, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco in an effort to inform the public about the effects of substance abuse. The videos include before-and-after images of meth users as they tell their real-life story.
Amber alert canceled after Kentucky boy found safe
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have canceled an Amber alert after a 10-year-old Trigg County boy was found safe.
Police said in a statement early Tuesday that Isaih Boren was allowed to leave with Isaac Ray Chamberlain but hadn't returned and wasn't receiving required medication. He was found Tuesday afternoon.
Kentucky teacher charged with sex abuse, loses job
CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky special-needs teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a former student.
Kentucky State Police say in statement on Thursday that 37-year-old Amanda Phillips of Cynthiana was arrested and charged with first-degree sex abuse with a child over the age of 12.
Suspect sought after man fatally shot at Kentucky store
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal shooting at a convenience store.
Police say the shooting happened early Wednesday when a man entered the A&B Quick Stop in Knox County and pointed a handgun at the clerk. Police said in a news release a bystander was shot multiple times when he attempted to flee the store.
The victim was identified as 25-year-old Gary Medlin of Barbourville.
Man, 18, accused of trying to poison his mother with bleach
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of trying to poison his mother by pouring bleach in her drink said he did it to make her sick, but didn't want her to die.
WKYT-TV reports 18-year-old Justin Adkins was arrested Sunday. He was charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and first-degree wanton endangerment.