Sixty-four boys and girls from the KSP Madisonville and Mayfield Post Districts attend the KSP Trooper Island Camp.Read More
Paintsville KY (May 1st, 2018) The Johnson county Jeep Club will host a Jeep Jam event on June 8th, 9th, and 10th.Read More
The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support their Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children.Read More
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
Roger and Judy White of Leitchfield, Ky. (center) met with Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders (right) and Lt. Michael Webb, KSP Public Affairs Branch Commander, (left) on Sept. 18 at the KSP Academy in Frankfort to take possession of their new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Winter Edition 4×4. White won the vehicle in the annual KSP Trooper Island Raffle, which raises funds for the agency’s free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 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 develop good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers. Visit http://kentuckystatepolice.org/island.html for more information.Read More
DELTA DENTAL OF KENTUCKY’S MAKING SMILES HAPPEN® DONATES $150,000 TO TROOPER ISLAND FOR NEW ORAL HEALTH CLINIC
Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®, donated $150,000 to the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island to renovate the health clinic and add the first-ever oral health component at the camp. The generous grant will assist with the development of a new facility providing Trooper Island campers with the opportunity to receive oral health services for years to come.
This past Saturday, Delta Dental of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Police broke ground on the new facility during Trooper Island’s Annual Appreciation Day. The Delta Dental Wellness Clinic will serve 700+ campers annually and each child will receive comprehensive oral health screenings in conjunction with oral hygiene education.
Delta Dental of Kentucky has supported the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island camp since 2014, supplying the camp with new equipment and oral hygiene kits for all of the campers each season. “Delta Dental of Kentucky continues to impact Kentucky youth each year by their willingness to provide our campers with oral care they otherwise would not receive,” says Trooper Island Commander Jonathan Biven. “Their generous donation to Trooper Island Camp will have a lasting effect on these children for years to come.”
The Making Smiles Happen® Initiative was created to ensure children and adults in Kentucky receive high-quality dental care and oral health education. The charitable effort also supports local organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of our youth through a variety of enrichment opportunities.
“Good oral health begins at a young age, and it’s critical that our youth have access to quality dental care now,” says Tammy York-Day, Delta Dental of Kentucky COO and Kentucky State Police Foundation board member. “Delta Dental of Kentucky’s support of Trooper Island expands the camp’s holistic approach to providing action for a better tomorrow”
Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake. This camp is a chance for kids to connect with the Kentucky State Police and make a difference in their community. This co-ed environment provides an opportunity for at-risk youth from all 120 counties in Kentucky to interact with law enforcement in a positive, threat-free environment. Trooper Island celebrated 50 years of service to the youth of Kentucky this year and over 30,000 kids have benefitted from this unique program. The Delta Dental Oral Health Clinic will be completed by May 2017.Read More