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New KSP Cadet Class Reports For Training On Sunday, Sept. 9
First training class in nearly two years

Date of News Release: 09/06/2007

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Ninety-two trooper cadets from throughout the Commonwealth and eight other states are scheduled to begin 23 weeks of training at the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Cadets are scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m. EDT. News media representatives are welcome to shoot photos or video throughout the afternoon. The cadets will not be available for interviews, but academy staff will be available for comments. Activities will include cadet check-in and orientation, introduction of academy staff, issuing of uniforms, instruction materials and equipment, assignment of dorm rooms, a one-and-a-half-mile run and a variety of physical fitness training and testing.

Eighty of the cadets are male and 12 are female. Three are African American and one is Hispanic.

Geographically, the cadets represent 59 communities throughout Kentucky. Six are from Lexington and six are from Richmond. Four are from Campbellsville, three from Somerset, three from Corbin and three from Phyllis. Albany, Paducah and Radcliff are each represented by two cadets.

The following Kentucky communities are each represented by one cadet: Ashland, Beaver Dam, Barbourville, Berea, Bonnieville, Bronston, Combs, Cumberland, Edmonton, Elizabethtown, Eminence, Falcon, Falmouth, Frankfort, Franklin, Flemingsburg, Frenchburg, Georgetown, Glasgow, Grayson, Guston, Harold, Hazard, Henderson, Hindman, Krypton, Lawrenceburg, Lily, London, Louisville, Mayfield, Mt. Sterling, Mallie, McKee, Middlesboro, Mt. Vernon, Murray, Premium, Russell Springs, Seco, Smilax, Stanford, Stinnett, Sturgis, Summer Shade, Tomkinsville, Viper, Waco, West Liberty and Williamsburg. Eight cadets are from out of state.

The cadets are tentatively expected to graduate on Feb. 25, 2008.

The Kentucky State Police Academy is located at 919 Versailles Road in Frankfort.

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