Earlington, KY (Hopkins County)- – On February 19, 2018 at approximately 10:33 P.M., Trooper Jacob Stephens initiated a traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox with only one headlight in the city limits of Earlington.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2018) -The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2018. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html , by April 1, 2018.
“The Trooper Island Scholarship Fund is an outgrowth of our summer camp for underprivileged children, which has been in operation for 45 years,” says Camp Commander Jonathan Biven. “Although it is aimed at those who attended Trooper Island Camp as a youngster, the program is open to all graduating seniors in Kentucky who plan to attend a college or technical/vocational school this fall.”
This is the eighth year that KSP has offered this financial aid.
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 structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.
Financial contributions, payable to the Trooper Island Scholarship Fund, can be sent to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. For more information, call 270.433.5422.Read More
Elkton, KY (Todd County) – Kentucky State Police Post 2 received a complaint on February 19, 2018 from Elkton Police Department in reference to threats being made against Todd County Central High School.
Elkton, KY (Todd County) –Kentucky State Police Post 2 received a complaint on February 19, 2018 from Elkton Police Department in reference to threats being made against Todd County Central High School. Trooper Hunter Carroll responded, and preliminary investigation revealed a 16 year old male made threats to both shoot and bomb the high school.
Multiple juveniles were interviewed in regards to the threats being made. It was determined the 16 year-old male used social media to make threats toward another juvenile and toward Todd County Central High School.
Trooper Carroll made contact with the juvenile in Pembroke, KY and conducted an interview in the early morning hours of February 20, 2018. The male admitted to saying that he was going to shoot another male juvenile and went on to state that he did make threats to bomb Todd Central High School. The juvenile was questioned about the threats that were made and he stated that he was only joking.
While on scene, Trooper Carroll determined the 16 year-old to also be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The juvenile was taken into custody and lodged in the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center. The juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Trooper Carroll was assisted in the investigation by Elkton Police Department, Guthrie Police Department, Todd County Sheriff’s Office, and the Christian County Court Designated Worker’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
Crofton, KY (Christian County) – On Friday February 16, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Trooper Hunter Carroll conducted a traffic stop on a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, after observing the vehicle operating in a reckless manner on the Pennyrile Parkway.
Marion, KY (Crittenden County) – On Sunday February 18, 2018, at approximately 6:12 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 2 was requested by the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a vehicle collision on Fords Ferry Road, approximately two miles north of Marion. Crittenden County Volunteer Fire Department located the vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, partially submerged in Crooked Creek with the passenger’s door open; however, no one was located inside.
Hopkinsville, KY – (February 9, 2018) – Investigators with the Kentucky State Police Special Investigations section arrested a Hopkinsville man following a two-month investigation into the theft of funds from a Christian County non-profit agency.
Crofton, KY (Hopkins County) – On February 10, 2018, at approximately 8:48 P.M., Trooper Hunter Carroll observed a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pull out of Huck’s gas station in a manner that caused his rear tires to break traction with the roadway and begin spinning. The vehicle then began to fish-tail as it entered the roadway.
Drakesboro, KY (Muhlenberg County) – On Friday, February 9, 2018 at approximately 6:59 P.M., Trooper Curtis Crick observed a 2002 Ford Explorer with an obstructed windshield operating on 431 S in Drakesboro. Trooper Crick initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and observed the operator of the vehicle, Joshua Martin, 35, of Drakesboro, KY, to appear under the influence.
While searching Martin’s vehicle, Trooper Crick discovered drug paraphernalia and two clear plastic bags containing a substance suspected to be methamphetamine or synthetic drugs.
Through the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Crick Determined a passenger in the vehicle, Katherine Croxton, 46, of Drakesboro, KY, was also under the influence. Ms. Croxton was in possession of drug paraphernalia and various pills.
Mr. Martin was admitted to Muhlenberg County Hospital and cited for the following offenses:
1.) Obstructed Vision and/or Windshield
2.) DUI 1st
3.) Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine)
4.) Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possess
5.) Possession of Synthetic Drugs 1st Offense
Ms. Croxton was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center and charged with the following:
1.) Possession of Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree- (Drug Unspecified)
2.) Drug Paraphernalia- Buy/Possess
3.) Public Intoxication- Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)