Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Accident

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 9:00 am this morning in reference to a fatal collision that occurred on KY HWY-78 at the intersection of Elliot Brothers Road in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that Jerry L. Day, 24 years old of Stanford, KY, was driving west on HWY-78 in a 2004 Chevrolet Pickup Truck. Jerry Day pulled into the oncoming lane of traffic as he passed a vehicle turning onto Elliot Brother Road, and collided head on with a 2015 Buick passenger car, operated by Angela M. Peters, 38 years old of Danville. Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training graduates 28 officers from Basic Training Academy

Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates of Class 485 completed 23 weeks of training, which consisted of 923 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint Continue reading Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training graduates 28 officers from Basic Training Academy

Berea Police Report Sept. 19, 2017

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Drug Arrest: On 09/15/2017 officers were called to the area of Prince Royal Drive in reference to a male subject who appeared to be under the influence. The subject was located and showed several signs of impairment. He had a small plastic bag of synthetic marijuana and crushed soda can with a burn hole in the top of it in his pants pockets. Continue reading Berea Police Report Sept. 19, 2017

Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle named Kentucky Sheriff of the Year

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff Mike Coyle has been named Sheriff of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Coyle received this honor at the annual Kentucky Sheriff’s Association banquet on September 14, 2017 in Continue reading Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle named Kentucky Sheriff of the Year

KSP – Injury Traffic Crash

Crash

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at approximately 8:02 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with injuries on the Hal Rogers Parkway near the 8 mile marker in Laurel County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Millard Root determined that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt passenger car, operated by Kimberly K. Owens,35, of Mallie, was traveling westbound when she crossed the center line and struck a 1997 Volvo commercial vehicle head-on, being operated by Feldon C. Bush, 62, of London. Continue reading KSP – Injury Traffic Crash

KSP – Injury Traffic Collision

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On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at approximately 9:06 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from KSP Trooper Houston E. Lewis advising that he had been involved in a single-vehicle collision around the 41 mile marker of Interstate 75 in Laurel County.

Troopers arrived in the area shortly after receiving the call and located Trooper Lewis trapped inside his patrol car approximately 150 feet over an embankment in a wooded area. Continue reading KSP – Injury Traffic Collision

Berea Police Report Sept. 12, 2017

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Wanton Endangerment: On 09/04/2017 officers were called to Walmart in reference to a small child left alone in a vehicle. The vehicle was located, but not locked, and the child was removed. The engine was not running and it was muggy inside of the car. The parents of the child were eventually located, and it was discovered that the child had been left in the car for approximately 15 minutes.

Officers arrested 38 year old Kristina Grimes of Berea KY and 41 year old Michael Grimes of Berea KY. They were both charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Continue reading Berea Police Report Sept. 12, 2017

KSP Investigate Kidnapping Resulting in Death of 5-Year-Old Boy

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Kentucky State Police are investigating the kidnapping and assault of a Jackson County woman and her son.

In the morning hours of Saturday, September 9th around 10:45 a.m., the Kentucky State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injured female found by hikers. Jessica Durham was located and rescued at the bottom of an 80 foot cliff near Sparks Continue reading KSP Investigate Kidnapping Resulting in Death of 5-Year-Old Boy

Gov. Bevin Recognizes Promotion of 75 KSP Officers

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders to recognize the promotion of 75 agency officers at a ceremony held Sept. 7 in Lexington. Four majors, 12 captains, 20 lieutenants and 39 sergeants were commissioned.

Gov. Bevin advised the officers to lead by example.

“Lead with integrity and with a sense of urgency,” he said. “Live each day to the fullest and leave everything on the battlefield. Don’t ever Continue reading Gov. Bevin Recognizes Promotion of 75 KSP Officers

KSP – Vehicle Pursuit & Arrest

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On Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM, Trooper Sean Dixon was patrolling KY HWY 80 in Pulaski County when he observed a 1997 Isuzu Rodeo with expired registration. Trooper Dixon activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the operator, later identified as Nathan J. Troxell, 26, of Somerset, refused to stop and continued traveling eastbound towards Laurel County at a high rate of speed. Continue reading KSP – Vehicle Pursuit & Arrest

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual.  These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

Beshear: Ashland Man Receives 30-year Sentence in Kidnapping, Rape Case

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Special Prosecutions Unit today announced that a 58-year-old Ashland man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on kidnapping and on being a persistent felon charges.

Wallace Daniel Spence, of Ashland, was sentenced Aug. 31, 2017, by a Boyd Circuit Judge. Spence was indicted June 6, 2016, by a Boyd County grand jury for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl. Continue reading Beshear: Ashland Man Receives 30-year Sentence in Kidnapping, Rape Case

KSP Assault 1st Investigation

Assault Investigation

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 2:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Clay County 911 Center about a shooting that had occurred on Portersburg Road in the Manchester community of Clay County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Jordan Hopkins discovered the victim, Jessse D. Barrett, 49, of Manchester suffering from a gunshot wound. Continue reading KSP Assault 1st Investigation

KY Division of Forestry Rushes to Help Texas

Two 20-person interagency fire crews made up of Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF), Division of Mine Permits, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), personnel are leaving today for the hurricane stricken areas of Texas.

Although KDF firefighters are best known for their wildland fire suppression skills, they also have experience responding to all types of hazards and emergency scenarios, including the aftermath of hurricanes and severe storms. Continue reading KY Division of Forestry Rushes to Help Texas

KSP Charges Madison Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On August 28, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Terry W. McFerron, 35, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

McFerron was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Continue reading KSP Charges Madison Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Aug. 28, 2017

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Leaving Scene of Accident: On Friday August 25, 2017 around 7:50 p.m., Deputy Paul Lay was dispatched to a non-injury hit and run collision on White Hall Shrine Road. While responding to the collision, Deputy Lay witnessed the run vehicle from the collision merging onto Interstate 75 south bound from Boonesboro Road. After a brief pursuit, Deputy Lay was able to get the vehicle stopped and the driver was arrested without incident. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Aug. 28, 2017