Kentucky State Police are making cuts to make up for a nearly $6 million budget deficit by cutting some of the most experienced troopers on the force.
According to reports, state police cut all 20 members of the Trooper R program, which was designed to keep retired troopers with 20 years of experience in rotation.
Five of those troopers were from Post 13 in Hazard, the largest cut than any other post in the state. Post 9 in Pikeville lost 1 trooper.
State police say more than 60 cadets will graduate from the
in November and
hope that will help with their numbers. State Police