Kentucky State Police

One arts gathering flees, another cancels after confrontation in Harlan County

BY: - August 23, 2023

This story has been updated with a statement released Wednesday  by Pine Mountain Settlement School. An Appalachian arts nonprofit’s gathering at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County ended abruptly last weekend after local residents objected to the group’s presence in the chapel, raising concerns among attendees about their safety. A statement issued by the […]

Kentucky’s annual crime report shows drop in serious offenses

BY: - July 19, 2023

Incidents of violent crime decreased across Kentucky in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to an annual state report released Wednesday.  The 2022 Crime in Kentucky Report showed about a 9.2% drop in the number of reported Group A offenses — which include the state’s most serious offenses including arson, homicide, bribery, burglary, and […]

Kentucky issues first statewide report of domestic violence data

BY: - July 6, 2023

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.  You can also contact any of Kentucky’s 15 domestic violence programs.  Almost half of Kentucky women — 45% — and around 36% of men in the state say […]

Higher salaries helping Kentucky State Police recruit and retain officers, commissioner says

BY: - June 8, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky State Police Commissioner Phillip J. Burnett Jr. told lawmakers recent pay increases backed by the General Assembly and Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration have supported the agency’s recruitment efforts.  Burnett said in a Wednesday meeting of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Justice and Judiciary that he does foresee other challenges when it comes […]