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Listen: RCN Talks to State Police About School Threats, Car Raffle

With the announced arrest of another student in Boone County, this time at Walton-Verona High School, following a threat of violence, concern is growing about copycat behavior in the wake of the deadly school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Benton, Kentucky.

The River City News publisher Michael Monks - who also serves as news director at WNKR radio in Dry Ridge and who produced this for the radio show Northern Kentucky Focus, which airs Sundays at 8 a.m. on 106.7 - recently sat down with Kentucky State Police - Post 6 trooper Charles Loudermilk to talk about how his agency works with districts to prepare them for an active shooter.

The discussion also covered drugs in the community, trooper staffing, and a special raffle that helps Kentucky kids and offers you the chance to drive off in a hot new car. Details on that raffle can be found below the podcast in this article.


The Kentucky State Police wants your help in assisting its Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children. The agency is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 392 ScatPack, a four-door, five-passenger ride.

Cloaked in a Destroyer Grey exterior and a black interior, it features an iconic design with a low, lean profile, scalloped body sides and an imposing crosshair grille. Built to run, its V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine delivers 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque — enough performance for any job from navigating superhighways to driving the kids to school. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle blends classic hot-rod performance with modern sensibility. (A full list of features and equipment can be found on the KSP website

Tickets are $10 each and are available at any KSP post or CVE region office located throughout the state. Tickets can also be purchased online by debit or credit card payment Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 26 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees. To purchase tickets online, click:

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

-Staff report

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