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Conservation officers file charges in killing of Fort Mitchell deer; Union man faces multiple counts

A Boone County man is facing multiple wildlife-related and other charges following an investigation by Kentucky conservation officers into the killing of a trophy deer in Kenton County. Robert J. Koch, 58, of Union, is charged with hunting on private property without permission, illegally killing the deer and improperly reporting the harvest. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish...

Military veteran who died in line of duty as Kentucky Conservation Officer is formally recognized

A military veteran who died in the line of duty as a Kentucky Conservation Officer was formally recognized Thursday in Frankfort with a monument at the permanent memorial honoring Kentucky’s fallen conservation officers. Bernard Dean Ratliff served as a wildlife and water patrol officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for more than a decade until his death in June 1999....

Conservation officers assist Lee County Sheriff in vehicle pursuit involving gunfire; suspect arrested

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation officers assisted a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy late Friday in a vehicle pursuit that included gunfire.   About 10:30 p.m. Friday, two Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conservation officers were nearby investigating a separate case when they responded to assist a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy.   According to Kentucky State Police, the initial...