KSP Lays Off 20 Troopers to Narrow Budget Gap

By Associated Press | 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police have laid off 20 troopers as the agency deals with an expected budget shortfall.

Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the troopers dismissed were veteran officers brought out of retirement on annual contracts. They had signed new contracts on July 1.

The agency anticipates a budget gap of $5.8 million. Brewer said the layoffs will save $1.25 million.

Half of the state's 16 KSP posts were affected by the layoffs, which occurred Friday.

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