Category Archives: Police & Fire Reports

KSP Provides Training to Statewide Drug Taskforce Agencies

ruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer

Kentucky State Police hosted a TruNarc training for law enforcement agencies from across the state at the Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) Office on August 15, 2019. KSP received a grant made possible through the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP). This grant provided new lifesaving analysis equipment to all Drug Task Agencies present at the training.

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KSP Conducts Death Investigation After Human Remains Found in Madison County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified at approximately 9:00 pm last night after a possible body was located off of KY HWY 2328 (Old Lexington Road) in northern Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates that the body of an unidentified female has been recovered after being found near the side of the road.  Her remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification. 

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KSP Investigates Incidents That Occurred Saturday Night At The Kentucky State Fair

On August 17, 2019, Kentucky State Police (KSP) experienced a heightened level of activity at the Kentucky state fairgrounds.

Large groups of juveniles were congregating and setting off firecrackers in different locations. Several individuals reported there may have been an active shooter hearing these incidents. 

KSP report that there was not an active shooter on the fairgrounds property. KSP is investigating a report of a single gunshot fired into the air by a juvenile male. No injuries have been reported. KSP detectives are investigating the incident.

There are no perceived threats to the public or visitors of the Kentucky State Fair.   

Greyhound Bus Wreck Shuts down I-75

8/15/2019 The Mount Vernon and Brodhead Fire Departments cleared the scene of an accident involving a Greyhound bus and a commercial vehicle on I-75 north bound near the 71 mile marker.

A total of 17 people were transported to Rockcastle and Madison County hospitals by multiple crews from Rockcastle and Madison County EMS agencies.

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Murray, KY – Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating the death of an inmate from the Calloway County Jail. KSP was notified of an inmate death on Thursday August 15, 2019. An inmate in the Calloway County Jail was discovered unresponsive after laying down in his bunk. KSP and the Calloway County Corner responded to the jail. Joe P. Barnett 78, of Murray KY was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled. No foul play is suspected.


Berea Police Department traffic accident report for July 2019

The Berea Police Department reported responding to 42 traffic accidents during the month of July, according to their most recent numbers.

The number and locations of those traffic accidents were as follows: Six accidents each: Jill Street, I-75 South, Walnut Meadow Road. Five accidents: Richmond Road. Three accidents: Chestnut Street. Two accidents: Glades Road, Big Hill, Scaffold Cane. One accident: Adams Street, Peggy Flats Road, Pauline Drive, Paint Lick Road, Paint Lick, Mt. Vernon Road, McKinney Drive, Mayde Road, KY 1016, Kayla Drive.

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UPDATE: Missing Person Investigation / Laurel Co.

Olivia N, Broughton

Original Release: On Thursday, August 01, 2019 at approximately 2:20 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a missing person from Sherry Street in the London community of Laurel County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Lloyd Cochran learned through an investigation that Olivia N, Broughton, 24, of London left her residence on Sunday, July 13, 2019 at approximately 12:00 PM. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Broughton is described as white female with black hair 4’11 tall with green eyes and tattoos on her right hand.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

Update: Olivia N. Broughton has been located and is safe.

Berea Police Department Street Crimes Unit makes several drug-related arrests

This week the Berea Police Department’s newly formed Street Crimes Unit made several drug related arrests.

In addition, police apprehended a suspect in connection with the vandalization of the skate park, and charged a woman in connection with a rent scam. Police reported the following:

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KSP Employee Involved in Fatal Crash

Mary “Renee” McCoy

Kentucky State Police Post 5 is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash involving a KSP employee. Mary “Renee” McCoy, age 62, of Bedford, Ky., was traveling on Highway 146 (LaGrange Road) approximately one mile west of New Castle, when she lost control of her vehicle, exiting the roadway and striking a tree.

Mrs. McCoy was operating her personal vehicle and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Henry County Coroner. She was transported to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. There were no other vehicles involved and no other passengers in her vehicle.

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Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report 8/13/2019

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Tates Creek Rd (KY 169) on Friday, August 9, 2019 around 2:52 p.m. for an injury collision.

The initial investigation indicated Sheena F. Conley, age 34, of Berea, KY, was operating a 2015 Dodge Dart south bound on Tates Creek Rd. Conley lost control of her vehicle, crossed the center line causing a head on collision with a 2003 Chevrolet pick-up operated by Jeffery D. Hendrix, age 57 of Richmond KY, which was traveling north.

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The Berea Police Department public service statistics for July 2019 represented mixed results.

Of the 1,260 calls fielded, the department reported the following: Total crimes: 51 Total vehicle collision responses: 44 Total citations: 177 Total courtesy calls: 10 Total call response: 58 Total JC3 (domestic abuse incident): 14 Total crisis calls (mental health emergency): 1

Takeaways: Crimes were up from June, though there was a decline in other categories, such as vehicle collision responses, citations issued, and reported domestic abuse incidents. Mental health crisis calls remained the same as last month with one incident.