Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement - Archived Headlines

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  • Agency has received elite accreditation
    Monday, February 18, 2008
    The Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is the only agency in the state solely dedicated to monitoring and enforcing commercial vehicle regulations and highway safety laws. Recently it became the only agency of its kind in the country to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies -- the highest level of public safety accreditation in the world.
  • Local officer is driven to safety
    Monday, February 18, 2008
    Deciding to become an officer for the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement was not a difficult decision for Officer Wesley Miller. Five years ago, Miller's mother was killed by a commercial truck on Dead Man's Curve, a sharp bend along U.S. 431 just south of Belton.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Awarded National Accreditation
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) today received a coveted law enforcement accreditation after more than a year of intense reviews and grading. The Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) bestowed the honor at a meeting of their commissioners in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Weigh Station Uses Technology to Protect Kentucky Roads
    Thursday, October 25, 2007
    If you drive on Interstate 65, you're almost guaranteed to see a semi-truck. In fact, in Kentucky, commercial trucks make up more than 50-percent of all interstate traffic.
  • Canine Cop - Ben Sniffs out Drug Traffickers
    Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    A trucker can make several months' salary hauling a single load of illegal drugs cross-country. And, in Mexico, authorities say whole towns are paid to concoct new ways to conceal these illicit shipments in a semi's load.
  • KVE AND FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINSTRATION LAUNCH MAJOR ENFORCEMENT BLITZ “DON’T GET A TICKET, LEAVE MORE SPACE”
    Wednesday, September 05, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Commissioner Gregory Howard along with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator John Hill today announced a major enforcement blitz in Northern Kentucky at the Kenton County Weigh Station. The “Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks” campaign will educate motorists on the importance of leaving more space on the roadways.
  • Tackling Aggressive Driving in Kentucky
    Tuesday, September 04, 2007
    Recently, while returning to Frankfort, KY, from a business trip to the Northern Kentucky area, I found myself in one of the worst situations a motorist could face. Construction on Interstate 75 narrowed the lanes and eliminated both the right and left shoulders. Traffic was extremely heavy due to the oncoming weekend and a rainstorm had approached. In the blink of an eye, traffic slowed due to a downpour that would have stopped most vehicles. The only problem was that there was no where to stop. A concrete jersey barrier to my left and a large truck to my right in a long line of traffic prevented any lane change. The rain and the spray of water from the vehicles only complicated matters.
  • KVE Launches Major Enforcement Effort to Save Lives
    Monday, August 27, 2007
    (Frankfort, Ky.) – Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In 2005, nearly 13,000 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. The picture for motorcycle operators is particularly bleak. Forty-one percent of the 1,878 motorcycle operators who died in single-vehicle crashes in 2005 had BAC levels of .08 or higher.
  • KVE Puts Its Foot Down On Faulty Brake Systems
    Thursday, August 23, 2007
    Frankfort, Ky. – We all know that when we put our foot down on a vehicle’s brake, it slows it down to a stop. Brakes are arguably the most critical operating system in vehicle safety, and yet are all too often taken for granted until something bad happens.
  • KENTUCKY LAW ENFORCEMENT “TICKETING AGGRESSIVE CARS AND TRUCKS”
    Monday, August 20, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Beginning today, August 20, 2007 and continuing through mid September a public awareness initiative of radio advertising will be heard throughout the state to further educate motorists on the importance of leaving more space.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Seeks Professional Accreditation
    Wednesday, June 27, 2007
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement(KVE) will seek international accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Other law enforcement agencies in Kentucky that have received CALEA accreditation include the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police, Kentucky State Police, and Newport Police Departments.
  • KENTUCKY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT NAMES 2006 OFFICER OF THE YEAR AT AWARDS CEREMONY
    Tuesday, June 12, 2007
    (Frankfort, KY) – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) and The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, congratulated Lieutenant Brandon Eggen, of Franklin County, as he received the 2006 Jason Cammack Officer of the Year Award during a special ceremony today at the Thomas Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Forty-five additional officers, inspectors and civilians were also recognized for acts of meritorious service and achievement, bravery, life-saving acts, professionalism and dedication to duty.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Makes Largest Marijuana Seizure in Department History
    Thursday, May 31, 2007
    (Bowling Green, KY) - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Commissioner Greg Howard announced today the single largest drug seizure in KVE history.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Seizes 114 lbs of Marijuana
    Monday, April 02, 2007
    (Bowling Green, KY) - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Commissioner Greg Howard announced today the seizure of over 100 pounds of processed marijuana in Warren County.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Makes Largest Cocaine Seizure in Department History
    Thursday, March 29, 2007
    (Franklin, KY) - A traffic stop on I-65 by Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) has led to the largest cocaine seizure in the department’s history. On Monday, March 26, 2007, at approximately 10:00 pm (CST), KVE officers from the Simpson County Post, made a traffic stop on a 2002 Blue Freightliner Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) for speeding in a work zone. After talking with the driver, officers decided to investigate further and requested the assistance of a KVE Special Operations K-9 trained for drug detection.
  • Governor Fletcher Participates in Rally to Support Pending Anti-Drug Legislation
    Thursday, March 01, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today participated in an anti-drug rally to support pending substance abuse legislation. Several significant bills designed to tackle the drug problem in Kentucky are being reviewed during the final days of the session.
  • Governor Fletcher Unveils Extensive Initiative to Combat Substance Abuse
    Wednesday, February 07, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced an aggressive substance-abuse initiative involving a balance of law enforcement, treatment and prevention-education. The Governor has proposed a broad range of legislation and substance-abuse plans which will continue to tackle the drug problem in Kentucky.
  • Traffic deaths in Kentucky drop 8%
    Thursday, January 04, 2007
    Traffic fatalities in Kentucky last year, down 8 percent from 2005, were at a five-year low in 2006, preliminary statistics from state government indicate.
  • Company Admits Overloading Truck
    Wednesday, October 04, 2006
    Ashland-based Appalachian Fuels admitted fault in an overweight coal truck accident that killed a Martin County reverend two years ago.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Takes First Place in Special Olympic Plane Pull
    Tuesday, October 03, 2006
    (Lexington, KY) Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) recently participated in the second annual Lexington Plane Pull hosted by the Special Olympics of the Bluegrass, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky and Blue Grass Airport.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Traffic Stop Results in a $10,000 Drug Seizure
    Monday, October 02, 2006
    (Pikeville, KY) Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Officers recently made a traffic stop on U.S. 23 in Pike County which led to the confiscation of 205 oxycontin tablets with a street value of $10,550 dollars.
  • Commercial Motor Vehicles Violations On Decline
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006
    Speeding and weight violations by commercial motor vehicles has declined by 75 percent over the past three years in Eastern Kentucky. One man, who lost a son in a trucking accident, says there's still work to do.
  • Fletcher gets kudos for coal truck crackdown
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006
    PIKEVILLE - Dangerously overloaded, some coal trucks traveling in Eastern Kentucky would slow to a crawl on steeper grades, creating a risk of rear-end collisions with passenger cars going twice as fast.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Promotes First Female to Rank of Captain
    Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    (Frankfort, KY) – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) recently promoted Mary E. Smalley to the rank of Captain after 27 years of service and is now the first and only female to hold that position with KVE.
  • KVE Professional Association Contributes $5,000 to Support Kentucky's Law Enforcement Memorial
    Wednesday, August 02, 2006
    (RICHMOND, KY) – The Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Professional Association presented the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation with a $5,000 check today to help maintain the state’s memorial to fallen peace officers.
  • KENTUCKY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT NAMES OFFICER OF THE YEAR AT AWARDS CEREMONY
    Monday, June 12, 2006
    (Frankfort, KY) – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) and The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, congratulated Officer Nathan Day, of Perry County, as he received the 2005 Jason Cammack Officer of the Year Award during a special ceremony today at the Thomas Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Fifty-six additional officers, inspectors and civilians were also recognized for acts of meritorious service and achievement, bravery, life-saving acts, professionalism and dedication to duty.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Seizes 480 lbs of Marijuana
    Monday, June 05, 2006
    (Frankfort, KY) - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Commissioner Greg Howard announced today the seizure of over 480 pounds of processed marijuana in Laurel County. “These drugs have a street value of more than $440,000 dollars and this action takes a significant amount of illegal drugs off the streets and out of our communities,” remarked Commissioner Howard.
  • Two Charged With Murder After Traffic Stop
    Wednesday, May 17, 2006
    (LONDON, KY) – ON FRIDAY MAY 12, 2006 AT APPROXIMATELY 09:15 A.M. KENTUCKY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SERGEANT TONY WILSON FROM THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS SECTION INITIATED A TRAFFIC STOP ON A 1999 HONDA CIVIC FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS. KVE OFFICER JOEY CONN FROM THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS SECTION AS WELL AS KVE OFFICER ORY SMITH FROM POST 7, LONDON ASSISTED SERGEANT WILSON WITH THE TRAFFIC STOP. A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE REVEALED SUSPICIOUS ITEMS WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A CRIME.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement To Host The 2006 FMCSA IT Workshop
    Tuesday, March 28, 2006
    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement to host the 2006 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) IT Workshop in Louisville, Ky.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Personnel Save a Child’s Life
    Thursday, March 16, 2006
    Morehead, Ky - On Thursday, March 2, a truck driver stopped at the KVE weigh station on I-64 at Morehead and informed officers there was an injury accident at the 149 mile marker.
  • Off Duty Officer Dubbed "Hero"
    Thursday, February 02, 2006
    HENDERSON - A fiery crash almost killed a man last week in Marshall County, Kentucky, near Paducah. Now, Lieutenant Kevin Rogers with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is being called a hero.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Makes Largest Marijuana Seizure Ever
    Wednesday, February 01, 2006
    London, KY - A traffic stop at a Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) weigh station has led to the largest marijuana seizure in the department’s history.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Makes Late Night Drug Bust
    Friday, January 20, 2006
    A late-night drug bust in Fayette County has one suspect on the run Friday morning.
  • Holiday Drug Arrests Make for Good New Year
    Friday, January 06, 2006
    Pikeville, KY - With the holiday season just ending, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) has announced several Eastern Kentucky drug arrests leading to thousands of dollars in confiscated drugs and money.
  • State to put scale on busy coal rout
    Thursday, January 05, 2006
    After spending millions of dollars annually for three decades to repair damage to U.S. 23 by overweight coal trucks, the state has taken the first step to establish what effectively is the first weigh station on the nation's busiest coal-haul highway.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Receives Award of Excellence
    Tuesday, December 13, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officer, Travis Rogers has been awarded with three state-wide awards from the Governor's Highway Safety Program for his efforts to reduce drinking and driving on Kentucky roadways.
  • Gene Snyder Freeway Enforcement A Success
    Tuesday, November 22, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Officers issued more than 240 citations and made multiple arrests in a recent two-week highway enforcement blitz of the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County.
  • KVE Seizes Over $380,000 in Cash
    Monday, November 21, 2005
    Franklin - KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers recently confiscated more than $380,000 from a stopped tractor-trailer at a weigh station on I-65 in Simpson County.
  • Speed enforcement stepped up on Snyder Crashes, complaints prompt crackdown
    Friday, November 04, 2005
    In an effort to catch speeders and make the Gene Snyder Freeway safer, the state started concentrating yesterday on enforcing the speed limit on the 36-mile highway that arcs around Louisville.
  • AWOL Soldier Caught After Allegedly Kidnapping His Wife
    Thursday, October 20, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit near I-65 on the Tennessee/Kentucky state line stemming from an alleged kidnapping that resulted in multiple other charges.
  • Tri-State Vehicle Enforcement Blitz a Success
    Thursday, October 06, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Vehicle enforcement and public safety officers from Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia collaborated on a recent highway enforcement program to target commercial vehicles who were committing safety violations that could endanger other drivers
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Seize More Than $20,000 in Cash from Suspended Vehicle
    Tuesday, October 04, 2005
    Walton, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers (KVE) recently confiscated more than $20,000 from a stopped a tractor-trailer at the Kenton County Weigh Station on I-75 South.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer To Receive National Award From MADD
    Thursday, September 29, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY- Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Officer Landry Collett has received a national award for his efforts to reduce drinking and driving on Kentucky roadways.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Receives High Marks for Reducing the Number Overweight Coal Trucks
    Wednesday, September 28, 2005
    Paintsville, KY - Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) Commissioner Greg Howard held a press conference today to highlight the dramatic improvements in overweight coal trucks in Eastern Kentucky over the past year.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Graduates Six
    Monday, September 19, 2005
    RICHMOND, Ky. - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) recently graduated six new officers from the Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Unveils New Website
    Wednesday, September 07, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) today unveiled its new website, designed to help better educate and accommodate citizens on the activities of our statewide agency.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement answering the call for assistance in wake of Hurricane Katrina
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, KY: Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence announced today dozens of employees in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet will depart for the hurricane-ravaged areas in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Receives Local “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” Award
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Morehead, KY - The Optimist Club of Morehead, Inc. is pleased to announce that Officer Robert Dale of the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Special Operations Unit has been selected the “Optimist Club Law Enforcement (KVE) Officer of the Year” for 2005 as part of the club’s “Respect for Law” program.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher & Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announce Weigh Station of the 21st Century
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, Ky - (August 12, 2005) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with safety initiatives to strengthen the security of Kentucky's highways.
  • State highway named in honor of fallen KVE officer
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    FRANKFORT, Ky - Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence unveiled a new highway sign today in honor of a Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officer who lost his life in the line of duty.
  • KENTUCKY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT NAMES OFFICER OF THE YEAR AT AWARDS CEREMONY
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) and The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, congratulated Officer Scott Dennis, of Hardin County, as he received KVE’s Jason Cammack Officer of the Year Award.
  • Kentuckians told to 'move over' for emergency vehicles
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    When emergency personnel ask the public to give them a break they do not mean a broken bone.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Receive New Safety Equipment
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Lt. Governor Steve Pence announced the complete installation of 211 new radios for Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers April 12. The Motorola ASTRO Project 25 UHF radios replace a 50-year-old communication system that didn’t work in some parts of the state.
  • KSP &and KVE to be included in KLEFPF by 2006
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Effective January 1, 2006, state troopers, arson investigators, hazardous-devices investigators and legislative security specialists of the Kentucky State Police and officers of the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement will begin participation in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund (KLEFPF) and will receive the $3,100 annual training incentive pay stipend.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Achieves Better Communication Systems With Kentucky State Police System
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Two-way radio communications for the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) have moved into the 21st century.
  • Results of Tri-State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Blitz
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - The Department of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Indiana State Police and Illinois State Police saturated the Henderson/Owensboro area of Kentucky, southwest Indiana, and southeast Illinois throughout the day on Wednesday April 20, 2005. Sixty-two (62) Officers, Troopers, and Inspectors from the three states as well as three fuel compliance officers from the Internal Revenue Service conducted an enforcement blitz targeting unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers in the Tri-State area.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Hosts Drug And Anti-Terrorism Training Seminar
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers are hosting a drug and anti-terrorism conference this week in Lexington to educate police officers on how to better identify and handle crisis situations involving truck bombs, drug smuggling and biological warfare.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Receives $258,000 Asset Forfeiture Money From the DEA For Recent Cash Seizure
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) accepted a $257,213.78 asset forfeiture check today from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The money stems from a cash seizure KVE made in Hardin County on July 7, 2004.
  • KVE Moves to Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    On June 16, 2004, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement moved from a division under the department of Vehicle Regulation in the Transportation Cabinet to become a department in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, under the direction of Lt. Governor Stephen B. Pence and Deputy Secretary Cleveland Gambill.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Weighs Elephants
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers weighed two elephants at the Louisville Zoo August 23, using their portable scales, which are normally used for weighing commercial vehicles.
  • KVE Names Officer of the Year
    Friday, September 02, 2005
    Lt. Governor Steve Pence presented Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Derek Hines with KVE’s “Jason Cammack – Officer of the Year Award,” at a ceremony October 12.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Makes Second Major Drug Bust This Year
    Friday, March 04, 2005
    Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers seized approximately 700 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday night at a weigh station just off Interstate 65 in Simpson County.
  • Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers Recover $225,000 Worth of Stolen Computers
    Friday, December 03, 2004
    Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Offi cers recovered $225,000 worth of stolen computer equipment.
  • Coal Trucks Driving Faster With Lighter Loads
    Monday, November 01, 2004
    A state crackdown on overweight coal trucks has had an unexpected side effect, a state official said.
  • Vehicle Enforcement, Highway Department Work Together to Issue Free Reflective Tape to Coal Trucks
    Friday, October 01, 2004
    Truckers traveling near the intersection of US 23 and KY 80 in Floyd County recently got a free safety treat, compliments of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and Highway District 12.