Kentucky State Police say a three-day joint road blitz with law enforcement agencies from different states was successful.
KSP teamed up with Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana State Police from Thursday, September 27th through Saturday, September 29th to combat drug trafficking through a marijuana eradication enforcement blitz.
As a result of the joint effort, 32 felony and 152 misdemeanor marijuana related drug arrests were made and over 94,000 grams of marijuana and a total of 14,126 marijuana plants were seized.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer stated successful multi-agency enforcement efforts like this illustrate the collective power of making our roadways and communities safer for everyone.
Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
33-year old Sergeant First Class Aaron Henderson of Maine died Tuesday, October 2nd at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan from wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit on Sunday, September 30th.
He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Governor Beshear is encouraging individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle wreck with injury Monday morning in Crittenden County.
State Police say the collision occurred on KY-70 in Dycusburg around 1:50 p.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 37-year old James McFarland of Kuttawa was driving a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on KY 70 and 28-year old Joshua Kinnis of Dycusburg was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu at the time of the wreck.
Police say Kinnis was stopped in a driveway waiting to make a left turn onto KY 70, when McFarland claimed that Mr. Kinnis was going to pull into the roadway, so he applied his brakes and by doing so, he lost control of the motorcycle causing it to collide with Kinnis’s vehicle and a mailbox.
As a result of the collision, the motorcycle overturned and ejected McFarland, who was not wearing a helmet and he was flown by PHI Air Medical to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.
Kinnis, who was wearing a seatbelt, went uninjured in the incident.
Clarksville Police are once again asking for the public’s help in locating two thieves.
Police say the two male suspects stole $3500 worth of merchandise, in less than a minute, from a store located in the 2800 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
Surveillance video from the store shows the thieves wasted no time in entering, taking the merchandise and fleeing from the store.
The theft occurred on Tuesday, September 25th around 4:45 p.m. and police say the crime occurred in 45 seconds.
The lead investigator is Detective Rodney Lifsey and anyone with information about the theft are urged to call 931-645-8477.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says five Kentuckians have been stricken with non-contagious fungal meningitis and two of those individuals are in Todd County.
Todd County Health Department Director Jen Harris says she’s been notified by the state that two of the people who are suffering with the illness live in her county.
Ms. Harris said she had no reason to be concerned that more Todd County residents might be infected, as the illness is not contagious.
All five of the Kentucky residents infected received treatment for back pain in Tennessee in the form of a contaminated steroid shot, which came from the New England Compounding Center.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Spokesperson Gwenda Bond says there have been no reports of any Kentucky health care facilities receiving the contaminated shots.
Ms. Bond says anyone who received a steroid shot for back pain in Tennessee who believes they might be suffering from symptoms related to fungal meningitis should contact their doctor immediately.
Over 100 people have been infected nationwide, including eight deaths.