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Retiring Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin posts lengthy Facebook message on last day of the job Bardstown Police Department - Bardstown, Kentucky
  Friday, May 27th, 2016
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Retiring Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin posts lengthy Facebook message on last day of the job

It's the last day on the job for the Bardstown Police Chief.

Chief Rick McCubbin posted a long message on Facebook, saying, "When I came to Bardstown as an outside chief, I was accepted, by not only the department...but by this outstanding community."

When he announced his retirement, McCubbin said he did not agree with the mayor's decision to restructure the department.

He says today he'll make one last stop to pay respects to Officer Jason Ellis, whose murder remains unsolved. He'll go to the ramp where Ellis was killed and that will end McCubbin's tour of duty.

 
 
Details in double homicide on River Park Drive still unknown Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Anna-Lysa Gayle - WLKY 32 Anna-Lysa Gayle WLKY 32 - Louisville, Kentucky WLKY 32
Details in double homicide on River Park Drive still unknown

Louisville Metro police are investigating a double homicide.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said two bodies were found in an alley in the 4000 block of River Park Drive around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators believe the two youths found dead are teenagers. Police won't say how the victims died.

"Some type of foul play," Mitchell said

Donna Beasley, who lives in the area, said she saw the bodies. She said she noticed that the grass surrounding them was burnt.

 
 
Charges filed in Pegasus Parade shooting Louisville Metro Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Matthew Glowicki - Courier~Journal Matthew Glowicki Courier~Journal - Louisville, Kentucky Courier~Journal
Charges filed in Pegasus Parade shooting

The two 15-year-olds accused of opening fire along the Pegasus Parade route Thursday and wounding two now face assault and other charges.

It's not clear why two suspects fired their guns as crowds of families packed the sidewalks near Fourth Street and Broadway to watch the parade, But bullets struck a 17-year-old male as well as a 14-year-old girl, whom police said was not an intended target. Hundreds of others were packed in the general vicinity.

 
 
Jeffersontown Police Department names new chief Jeffersontown Police Department - Louisville, Kentucky
  Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
Jeffersontown Police Department names new chief

The Jeffersontown Police Department has named a new police chief.

Ken Hatmaker was named the chief Tuesday night.

Hatmaker previously served as an investigation commander, one of three majors in the department.

He was raised in the rural outskirts of Jeffersontown on a family farm before earning a Bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville.

He has over 16 years experience in law enforcement.

The former chief, Rick Sanders, took a new job in March as Kentucky State Police Commissioner.

 
 
Changes were made behind police chief’s back Bardstown Police Department - Bardstown, Kentucky
  Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Kentucky Standard - Bardstown, Kentucky Kentucky Standard
Changes were made behind police chief’s back

Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin was blindsided by Mayor John Royalty's recent decision to restructure the Police Department without consulting him.

In an April 4 email to Royalty that The Kentucky Standard obtained through an open records request, McCubbin said the restructuring took him completely by surprise.

He asked the mayor to reconsider his directive, which included the demotion of two officers and promotion of two others.

 
 
New KSP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner sworn in at Capitol Kentucky State Police -  Kentucky
  Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Brandi Ratterman - WDRB 41 Brandi Ratterman WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky WDRB 41
New KSP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner sworn in at Capitol

The two new men in charge of Kentucky State Police are officially on the clock.

Commissioner Richard Sanders and Deputy Commissioner William Payne were sworn in during a private ceremony at the Capitol Wednesday.

Both appointments were recommended to Governor Matt Bevin by an eight-member search committee that included Justice Secretary Tilley, Rep. Robert Benvenuti (R-Lexington), two retired KSP officers, three current KSP officers and a community representative.

 
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