Sergeant Richard P. Saint-Blancard
Kentucky State Police
Public Affairs Branch
Office (502) 782-1780
Trooper Island Preparing For Camping Season
Date of News Release: 03/22/2012
(Frankfort, KY) - In preparation for the 2012 summer season, the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp recently received two new SCAG Turf Tiger riding mowers from Midwest Equipment & Supply Co., Inc, of Evansville, Ind. One of the units was donated free of charge and will be replaced with a new machine on a yearly basis. Highway 80 Auto, LLC in Russell Springs, Ky. will donate maintenance services for the vehicle. Shown left to right are Anthony Butler, Trooper Island maintenance staff; KSP Sgt. Craig Sutton, camp director; Tom Aull, Midwest Equipment & Supply Co., Inc.; Eric Selby, Highway 80 Auto; Tpr. Michael Webb, KSP Public Affairs Branch and Jeff Pickins, Trooper Island maintenance staff. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structure and esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.