Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Versailles man wins Trooper Island motorcycle raffle
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2005) - Fortune smiled on a Versailles man when his ticket was drawn out of more than 11,000 purchased statewide to win the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Island Harley-Davidson Raffle.
Cliff E. Lainhart, who works for Woodford Feed Company, said he and two co-workers purchased tickets at the same time from KSP officers while they were in Lexington reapplying for hazardous materials driver licenses.
Lainhart said it had been many years since he’d owned a motorcycle but he was yearning to have one again. “I was in the market for a motorcycle. When I got the call that I’d won, I asked if she (KSP Media Relations Branch Capt. Lisa Rudzinski) was kidding,” said Lainhart.
Lainhart’s 2005 Harley-Davidson® FLSTF/FLSTFI Fat Boy® motorcycle has a 1450cc twin-cam engine with chrome covers and solid disc front- and rear-wheel brakes. It includes hardtail styling with hidden horizontal shocks, a large tank-mounted speedometer and electronic sequential port fuel injection.
The Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle raffle benefits Trooper Island Inc., a KSP-operated, non-profit camp for disadvantaged children.
The fundraiser for Trooper Island, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, helps the organization continue to host free summer camps each year for 800 children ages 10-12. There also are three free camps each year for children with special needs.
For more information on Trooper Island, visit the Kentucky State Police Web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/ and click on the Trooper Island link or call Trooper Island at 270-433-5422.
KSP Commissioner Mark L. Miller, right, presents the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to Lainhart, whose ticket was drawn from out of 11,000 tickets in the 2005 Trooper Island Motorcycle Raffle.