Kentucky State Police

  • Agency: Kentucky State Police
  • Address: 919 Versailles Rd, Frankfort, 40601 KY
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Phone: 502-572-1800
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Kentucky State Police is located at 919 Versailles Rd, Frankfort, 40601 KY. The Kentucky State Police phone number is 502-572-1800.

Kentucky State Police News

KSP Charges Hopkins Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses MADISONVILLE, Ky. (November 2, 2018) — On November 1, 2018, at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Ronald W. Rice Jr., 41, on charges related to child sexual exploitation. Rice was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating with a juvenile online to include the exchange of nude files and arranging to meet the juvenile for illegal sex acts. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Madisonville on November 1, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Rice is currently charged with five counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under 18 years old (Class C felony), one count of unlawful transaction with a minor- illegal sex act under 18 years old (Class C felony), five counts of possession/view matter portraying sexual performance by a minor (Class D felony), five counts of prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor (Class D felony), and one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon (Class A misdemeanor). Each Class-C felony is punishable by five to ten years in prison. Each Class-D felony is punishable by one to five years in prison. Each Class-A misdemeanor is punishable by 90 days to one year in prison.

We are one week away from the KSPF ‘Gold for Gray’ Gala but bidding for the silent auction has already opened! Attendance is not required to bid on auction items! Happy Bidding!

*SHARE* CAREER OPPORTUNITY: KSP hiring telecommunicators at Post 4 Elizabethtown. Click on the link below or contact 270-766-5078. https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3142&site=2

*SHARE* CAREER OPPORTUNITY: KSP is hiring Telecommunicators at Post 6 in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. For more information, please click on the link. https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3130&site=2

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: KSP Post 8 and the Morehead Police Department have confirmed that there is NOT a shooter threat at the St. Claire Hospital in Morehead.

*** UPDATE*** Golden Alert - Mr. Huff was Found Unharmed! Update - (November 1, 2018) Maynard Huff, the man for whom a Golden Alert was issued Tuesday evening in Letcher County, has been safely located. Family members contacted Kentucky State Police Post 13 at around 4:30 p.m. and advised that Maynard Huff had been located on a strip mine area close to his residence in the Big Cowan community. Maynard Huff was transported to Whitesburg ARH for precautionary purposes, but was otherwise unharmed.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors who made this event such a success! Photos courtesy of: Les Williams

***GOLDEN ALERT*** Please Share: Hazard, Ky. (October 31, 2018) - The location of a missing Letcher County man remains unknown as first responders, search and rescue teams and law enforcement officials continue their search. Paul Miles, the Letcher County Director of Emergency Services, contacted Kentucky State Police Post 13 requesting assistance in trying to locate 58 year old Maynard Huff. Huff was last seen at a residence on Henry Ison Hollow in the Big Cowan community at around noon on October 30. A Golden Alert was issued for Maynard Huff at 8:36 p.m. last night. Maynard Huff is a white male who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 190 pounds. He has black and gray hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt with camouflage undershirt, dark blue jeans and brown slip on boots. Maynard Huff has medical difficulties and is non-verbal. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Maynard Huff is urged to contact Kentucky State Police Post 13 at 606-435-6069. Information can also be shared on the KSP public website, social media sites and KSP smartphone app. This case investigation is being led by Trooper Bruce Kelley with KSP Post 13. ###

Great article about the impact of KSP's Angel Initiative. #opioidaddiction #ThereIsHope https://www.dailyindependent.com/news/ksp-angel-initiative-changes-morehead-woman-s-life/article_f89c04f0-d95c-11e8-80ce-4b02ea8981cd.html

*SHARE* Frankfort Area: KSP is hosting Our Annual ‘Safe Trick or Treat’ event from 6-8 pm tonight. We have lots of candy! Even full size bars! Stop by and see us! LOCATION: 919 Versailles Road

Thank you Ellen DeGeneres for honoring Koeberle Bull and her efforts to help stop a school shooting. We appreciate that you provided the opportunity for Trooper Josh Satterly to be a part of this moment!

KSP Works Fatal Collision in Hickman County Clinton, KY (October 29, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from the Hickman County Dispatch of possible fatal collision on US 51 between KY 780 and KY 1529 south of Clinton, KY at approximately 8:11 A.M. Preliminary investigation shows Lynn B. Lemons, 82 of Clinton, KY was traveling south on US 51 operating an empty 1993 Mack dump truck, pulling an empty work trailer. Gerald B. Tucker, 22 of Clinton, KY was operating a Dodge Mini Van traveling north bound on US 51. The mini-van is a Fulton Transit vehicle, but did not have any passengers at the time of the collision. Kathryn I. Thompson, 44 of Gideon, MO was operating a 2017 Nissan Versa traveling north bound on US 51. For an unknown reason the trailer became detached from the dump truck and side-swiped the mini-van before sticking Thompson head on. Thompson was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Hickman County Coroner. All three drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. KSP Collision Reconstructionist Sergeant Eric Fields and KSP Trooper Jay Dunn was assisted on the scene by the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Kevin Rogers, Kentucky Department of Transportation, Hickman County EMS, Hickman County Coroner, Hickman County Fire Department, and Hickman County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

Arrest made in Harlan robbery Dressen, Ky. (October 29, 2018) On October 28, 2018 at approximately 9:11 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10, Harlan received a 911 call of a robbery at Buddies Discount Tobacco in the Dressen community of Harlan co. Trooper Brandon Burton and Tpr. Jake Spurlock responded to the scene and began an investigation. During the investigation, troopers were able to collect information and evidence at the scene. Tpr. Burton arrested Jason Haynes, (37) of Baxter and charged him with robbery 1st degree and criminal littering. Mr. Haynes was lodged into the Harlan County Detention Center. KSP were assisted with the investigation by Harlan Police Department, Harlan Sheriff’s Office, Lynch Police Department and Evarts Police Department. Trooper Brandon Burton is continuing the investigation.

*SHARE* Wanted Person: Kenneth Ruby

Date night? We hope to see you at the Gold for Gray Gala on November 9, 2018 at the Carrick House in Lexington! Follow the Kentucky State Police Foundation Facebook page for updates on tickets, entertainment and great auction items. For more information, please click here: https://kspfoundation.org/portfolio/gala-2018/

Routine traffic stop leads to arrest Taylor County (October 25, 2018) – On October 24, 2018 at approximately 6:28 PM EST Trooper Dexter Colvin was on routine patrol on North Jackson Street in the limits of Campbellsville when he observed the driver of a 2002 Mercury not wearing a seatbelt. Trooper Colvin initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of McDonalds. As Trooper Colvin exited his vehicle, the driver fled. Trooper Colvin pursued the subject and observed him run through six stop signs without braking and continued to flee turning westbound on US 68 towards Greensburg, entering the eastbound lane running several oncoming vehicles off the roadway. The driver ran through a red light at the intersection of HWY 68, 210, and 55 reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH. The driver lost control of the vehicle on Marshall Ridge Road and overturned. Trooper Colvin observed the suspect exit the vehicle and run into an open field. After pursuing the subject, Trooper Colvin was able to detain and arrest him. Joshua Milby, age 31 of Campbellsville was charged with failure to wear seatbelts, fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree-police officer, fleeing or evading police 1st degree (on foot), menacing, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief. Milby was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

#ThankfulThursday Thank you to Bob Allen Motor Mall for their donation to the KSP ‘Safe Trick or Treat’ event next week. They have always been a great neighbor to KSP Headquarters!

Public Tips lead to Suspects Identities Hickory, KY (October 25, 2018) – With the help from the public, KSP was able to confirm the identities of the two suspects. Warrants have been issued on Michael P. Craven, 34 of Paducah, and Sherrill N. Higdon, 31 of Paducah for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card over $50, and under $10,000. If anyone knows their location they are asked to notify law enforcement. Trooper Will Propes is investigating officer on this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

Wanted Fugitive / Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties London, Ky. (October 25, 2018) – Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is requesting citizen’s help in locating John Lewis-Shane Kirby, 34, of Mount Vernon, KY. He is wanted on several felony burglary and probation violation warrants. Kirby is a male white, 5’11, 175lbs with brown hair and blue eyes and believed to be in the Pulaski and Rockcastle County areas. KSP is asking anyone with any information or knows the whereabouts of Kirby to contact Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

*SHARE* KSP Offers Accelerated Training Academy for Current Law Enforcement Officers Kentucky State Police has announced they are accepting applications for a Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP) class designed for current law enforcement officers aspiring to become state police troopers. A unique aspect of this LEAP class is that graduates will be guaranteed to work in their home post area upon completion of academy training. KSP's fifth LEAP Class is scheduled to begin August of 2019 and will include a 12-week training academy. Applicants must have two (2) years of service in Kentucky, completed their DOCJT training and graduated no later than May 1, 2017. All application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch by November 16, 2018. Applications must include a recommendation from a state police trooper and a KSP post commander. More information about salary, benefits, etc. can be found on the agency website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/recruitment/leap/ or call the Recruitment Branch at 502.782.1861. # # #

KSP Offers Accelerated Training Academy for Current Law Enforcement Officers FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 25, 2018) - Kentucky State Police has announced they are accepting applications for a Law Enforcement Accelerated Program (LEAP) class designed for current law enforcement officers aspiring to become state police troopers. A unique aspect of this LEAP class is that graduates will be guaranteed to work in their home post area upon completion of academy training. KSP's fifth LEAP Class is scheduled to begin August of 2019 and will include a 12-week training academy. Applicants must have two (2) years of service in Kentucky, completed their DOCJT training and graduated no later than May 1, 2017. All application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch by November 16, 2018. Applications must include a recommendation from a state police trooper and a KSP post commander. More information about salary, benefits, etc. can be found on the agency website at http://kentuckystatepolice.org/recruitment/leap/ or call the Recruitment Branch at 502.782.1861.

KSP Seeing Increase of Burglaries In Graves County Hickory, KY (October 25, 2018) – The Kentucky State Police has seen a significant increase in burglaries occurring in and around the Wingo community of Graves County over the last several weeks. KSP wants residents to be aware and to be on the lookout for any strange or unusual behavior in their area. KSP offers some tips to help prevent burglaries: • Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in. • Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors. • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. • Keep your garage door closed and locked. • Don't allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up while you are away. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail, or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly. • Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time. • Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary. • Pushbutton locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors. • Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security. • Other windows may need better locks. Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives. Lawn mowers, barbecues and bicycles are best stored out of sight • Always lock your garden sheds and garages. • Use curtains on garage and basement windows. • Never leave notes on your door such as “Gone shopping.” Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

KSP Makes Drug Arrest after Pursuit in Marshall County Calvert City, KY (October 25, 2018) – Kentucky State Police Trooper Donald Bowman was on routine patrol in Marshall County on Interstate 69, when he attempted to stop a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle for a speeding violation. The operator of the motorcycle, Roy N. Guill, 37 of Carrsville, KY, speed up and attempted to elude Trooper Bowman. Guill was traveling westbound, and exited onto Interstate 24, traveling to US 62 and stopping on Lone Valley Road. Guill was taken into custody without incident and lodged into the Marshall County Jail. Guill was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense greater than 2 grams of Methamphetamine, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Officer, No motorcycle Operators license, failure to comply with the helmet law over 21 years of age, failure to produce Insurance card, Possession of Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

KSP Looking for Theft Suspect Barbourville, Ky. (October 24, 2018) On October 11, 2018 Kentucky State Police began an investigation on Church Hill Road in the Barbourville community of Knox County where a burglary took place. A chainsaw, weed eater, climbing equipment and a 1994 Toyota pick-up truck was taken from the residence. Kentucky State Police is asking the public with assistance locating Jerry Vaughn (39) of Barbourville in connection to this theft. Tpr. Kelly Farris has active arrest warrants for Mr. Vaughn. Anyone with information on Mr. Vaughn is urged to contact KSP Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131. Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Kelly Farris.

KSP Charges Graves Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses Symsonia, Ky. (October 24, 2018) — On October 23, 2018, at approximately 8:32 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Austin Freeman, 23, on charges related to prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/ peace officer regarding sex offense. Freeman was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating and exchanging photographs and videos with juveniles online. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Symsonia on October 23, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Freeman is currently charged with two counts of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor/ peace officer regarding sex offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. He was lodged in the Graves County Detention Center.