Kentucky has 60 new state troopers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - There are 60 new Kentucky State Police
troopers this week, bringing the total number in the state to 914.

The new troopers received their diplomas over the weekend in Frankfort after a 23-week training course that began in May with 81 cadets. Ten failed initial physical testing in the first two hours, while 11 more resigned in the following weeks.

Their training consisted of more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study in topics ranging from electronic crimes to hostage negotiations to traffic control.

The class valedictorian was Jody Cash of Murray, who has been
assigned to the Mayfield post.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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