Kentucky State Police http://wkyufm.org en Alleged Shooter Identified in Rest Stop Murder-Suicide in Franklin, Ky http://wkyufm.org/post/alleged-shooter-identified-rest-stop-murder-suicide-franklin-ky <p><strong>Updated Wednesday at 8:52 a.m.:</strong>&nbsp; According to Kentucky State Police, the shooter has been identified as 39-year-old James Roames of Hendersonville, TN.</p><p><strong>Original post: </strong></p><p>Kentucky State Police say two people are dead after a murder-suicide at a rest stop on I-65 at the Kentucky-Tennessee line in Franklin.</p><p>Trooper Jonathan Biven says a man walked up to a parked car at about 9:30 Tuesday night and shot the driver at point blank range before turning the gun on himself.</p><p>The man in the car, 40 year old Jamie Plymel of Spring Hill, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at Franklin Medical Center in Simpson County. Biven says the gunman died at Skyline Medical center in Nashville. His name has not been released.</p><p>Biven says the shooting at the welcome center along I-65 appears to have been random and there's no apparent connection between Plymel and the shooter.</p><p>An investigation is continuing. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:55:34 +0000 Associated Press 51139 at http://wkyufm.org Alleged Shooter Identified in Rest Stop Murder-Suicide in Franklin, Ky KSP Looking for Logan County Inmate http://wkyufm.org/post/ksp-looking-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 http://wkyufm.org KSP Looking for Escapee http://wkyufm.org/post/ksp-looking-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 http://wkyufm.org KSP Looking for Escapee KSP's "Operation Black Friday" Falls Short of Arrest Goal http://wkyufm.org/post/ksps-operation-black-friday-falls-short-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 http://wkyufm.org Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation http://wkyufm.org/post/suspicious-fire-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="http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/2013/post15_pr11_25_13.htm">KSP is asking for anonymous tips</a> in the case.<br /> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:30 +0000 WKU Public Radio 40373 at http://wkyufm.org Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation Kentucky State Trooper Involved in Vehicle Crash http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-state-trooper-involved-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 http://wkyufm.org "Operation Black Friday" to Be Largest One-Day Drug Crackdown in Kentucky History http://wkyufm.org/post/operation-black-friday-be-largest-one-day-drug-crackdown-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 http://wkyufm.org "Operation Black Friday" to Be Largest One-Day Drug Crackdown in Kentucky History Search is on for Missing Hart County Man http://wkyufm.org/post/search-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 http://wkyufm.org Search is on for Missing Hart County Man Wife of Slain Bardstown Police Officer to Speak Publicly http://wkyufm.org/post/wife-slain-bardstown-police-officer-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 http://wkyufm.org Bardstown Officer Fatally Shot http://wkyufm.org/post/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 http://wkyufm.org Bardstown Officer Fatally Shot