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KentuckyWired fiber optic network increases internet speed 500 percent for State Police in Dry Ridge

State Police in Dry Ridge can respond to 911 calls more quickly and share information with other law enforcement agencies faster and more efficiently, thanks to a big increase in internet speed provided by the KentuckyWired high-speed fiber-optic network. Kentucky State Police Post #6 in Dry Ridge became the first State Police post to transition to the KentuckyWired network on Feb. 26, increasing their...

For National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, KSP shares story of the vital role dispatchers play

April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize the efforts of more than 200,000 police and emergency service dispatchers throughout the U.S. The Kentucky State Police employs 187 telecommunicators at its 16 posts throughout the state. In 2017, they handled 519,474 calls. The following is a story about one of those calls. Quick thinking by a Kentucky State Police radio...

‘You don’t know how important this is to us’: WW II Purple Heart finally returned to family

The Purple Heart presentation ceremony included, from left, Barb Bowling, retired KSP Det. C.J. Jaskowiak, Gary Bowling, Post 6 Intelligence Analyst Mindi Thompson, Post 6 Commander Capt. Anthony Taulbee, Tpr. Davd Jones, Post 6 public affairs officer, and Highlands High School student Bethany West. (Photo provided)   The Kentucky Purple Heart Trail doesn’t run through Grant County, but Kentucky...