A Kentucky State Trooper from Hopkinsville has received a promotion that will take him farther away from home.
Sgt. Jason Newby was promoted to lieutenant last week and will be transferred from Post 2 in Madisonville to the Recruitment Branch at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. Newby is a 12-year veteran of Kentucky State Police and makes his home in Hopkinsville, though he is a native of Carbondale, Illinois.
Another notable promotion is that of Trooper Dean Patterson, who has been the Public Information Officer for the Mayfield Post 1 the last several years. He will be promoted to sergeant in the Madisonville Post 2 area and Trooper Jay Thomas will take over his public communications duties in the western-most district.
Trooper Derek Smith of Eddyville, who works the Madisonville district, also received a promotion to sergeant and will transfer to Post 5 in Campbellsburg. Smith is a native of Calvert City and is a seven-year KSP veteran.
Staying at Post 2 is KSP Sgt. Brenton Ford, who was promoted to lieutenant. He is a resident of Owensboro and is a 13-year KSP veteran.