Kentucky State Police en KSP Looking for Logan County Inmate <p>Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green were contacted by the Logan County Detention Center regarding an inmate that had escaped.</p><p>21 year old Christopher Scarbrough of Russellville is described as a white male, 5'11", 160 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen at the Logan County Detention Center Sunday afternoon.</p><p>Anyone with any information on Scarbrough's whereabouts is asked to call State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:21:47 +0000 Joe Corcoran 50640 at KSP Looking for Escapee <p></p><p>Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green continue their search for a Warren County jail inmate who failed to return from work release Friday.</p><p>21 year old Zachary Williams of Scottsville is described as a white male, 5'2" tall and 128 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.</p><p>Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to call KSP at 800-222-5555.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:20:57 +0000 Joe Corcoran 49675 at KSP Looking for Escapee KSP's "Operation Black Friday" Falls Short of Arrest Goal <p>A Kentucky State Police operation to apprehend a record number of drug traffickers has fallen short of its goal.</p><p>The KSP launched Operation Black Friday on Nov. 1, and since then they have arrested 339 out of a total 479 targeted offenders.</p><p>Although the operation was billed as the largest one-day drug roundup in agency history, the bulk of the arrests were made over the course of the past month. KSP spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton says despite calling short, Black Friday <strong>is</strong> the largest operation <strong>led</strong> by the agency, and a third of the targets remain at-large, and might still be caught.</p><p>“There are still arrest warrants out there. It’s just the nature of the people that the arrests warrants are for: They’re transient; they’re not staying in the same place. Once several, or once one of the people they normally do business with ends up going to jail, you know, that makes them kind of try and get under the radar," Blanton said.</p><p>Blanton did not say how much the operation cost, adding that ‘Black Friday’ would continue until however long it takes. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:00:44 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40678 at Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation <p>An early-morning fire Friday at the Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, the ATF and the state fire marshal’s office.&nbsp;</p><p>Trooper Billy Gregory says police got a call about a break-in at the distillery on Veterans Memorial Highway about 6 a.m. EST. When officers arrived, they quickly called the fire department.<br /><br />“They were able to save the building without a huge loss and there were no injuries,” said Gregory.&nbsp; “At this time, the investigation has led us to believe that someone forced their way into the building and set the fire.”<br /><br />Gregory says the distillery was open for business on Friday.&nbsp; The <a href="">KSP is asking for anonymous tips</a> in the case.<br /> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:30 +0000 WKU Public Radio 40373 at Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation Kentucky State Trooper Involved in Vehicle Crash <p>A Kentucky State Trooper from Bowling Green is being investigated to determine if his driving caused a crash in Warren County Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>In a printed release, State Police say Trooper Tomie Walters responded to US 31W and the intersection of Morris Duff Road just after 1:30 regarding an injury collision.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:12:03 +0000 Joe Corcoran 39486 at "Operation Black Friday" to Be Largest One-Day Drug Crackdown in Kentucky History <p><strong>&nbsp;Update&nbsp; 5:28 p.m.</strong></p><p>Officials with the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force say they made 14 arrests Friday of the 23 offenders they were looking for in Warren and Simpson Counties.&nbsp; Director Tommy Loving says the arrests were without incident.<br /><br /><strong>Original post:</strong></p><p>Kentucky State Police troopers are rounding up hundreds of drug suspects in what the state's lead police agency calls the largest one-day drug crackdown in its history.</p><p>State police officials said Friday that posts across the state are expected to arrest 479 people. The arrests are expected to result in 774 charges in a state plagued by drug abuse.</p><p>State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the roundup called Operation Black Friday is the result of tips. Among the tipsters was a mother whose son is a drug addict. Brewer says her tips led to the arrest of the alleged drug dealer selling to her son.</p><p>Brewer says the charges involve such drugs as marijuana, heroin, prescription drugs and methamphetamine. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Associated Press 39273 at "Operation Black Friday" to Be Largest One-Day Drug Crackdown in Kentucky History Search is on for Missing Hart County Man <p>Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green are searching for Martin "Marty" Lewis Melton. Hewas reported missing by family members in Hart County.</p><p>Melton was last seen in a wooded area off Friendship Church Road in Hart County Monday morning. He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. He's described as a white male, 5'6" and 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.</p><p>Melton reportedly has numerous medical issues&nbsp;that could potentially render him incapable of taking care of himself. He's also wanted through Barren County for assault 4th degree and persistent felony offender 1st degree.</p><p>Anyone with any information on Melton's whereabouts is asked to contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:15:55 +0000 Joe Corcoran 33466 at Search is on for Missing Hart County Man Wife of Slain Bardstown Police Officer to Speak Publicly <p>The widow of an ambushed Bardstown Police officer is making her first public comments since her husband was gunned down Saturday.</p><p>Amy Ellis is expected to address the media Tuesday morning at law enforcement offices. Kentucky State Police say 33-year-old officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County.</p><p>Ellis' death has triggered an outpouring of grief in the town of about 12,000 about 40 miles southeast of Louisville.</p><p>More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the police station.</p><p>A stream of mourners has covered a police car with flowers, flags, balloons and baseballs on a police cruiser that's become a makeshift memorial in front of the police station. Tue, 28 May 2013 15:04:39 +0000 Associated Press 31591 at Bardstown Officer Fatally Shot <p></p><p></p><p>A Bardstown police officer was shot and killed early Saturday while driving home from work. Kentucky State Police say they don't have any suspects as of late Saturday.</p><p>The original call came is as a traffic crash on Exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. When troopers arrived they found that 33 year old Jason Ellis had been fatally shot. KSP says Ellis was in uniform and had been driving his cruiser home. Spokesman Norman Chaffins said the officer was found inside his vehicle but he did not know how many times he had been shot. The exit was shut down as troopers investigated the shooting near Bardstown.</p><p> Sun, 26 May 2013 14:06:26 +0000 Joe Corcoran 31526 at Bardstown Officer Fatally Shot Police Hit the Roads for Memorial Day <p>Kentucky law enforcement officers are beginning a week of traffic patrols for the Memorial Day holiday focusing on making sure motorists are wearing seat belts. The 2013 "Click It or Ticket" campaign begins Monday and runs through June 2nd.</p><p>The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says Kentucky has an 83% seat belt usage rate. The national rate is 86%. The office says fatalities on Kentucky roadways last year totaled 746, up from 721 in 2011. It says more than half of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:23:58 +0000 Associated Press 31183 at