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KSP Exhibit At State Fair Has Something For Everyone

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - If you're looking for a place to cool off at the Kentucky State Fair this year, stop by the Kentucky State Police exhibit in the air-conditioned south wing of the Fair and Exposition Center. There's no cost and you'll find something of interest to everyone including:

Safety Town---A unique learning experience where small children learn safety tips and rules of the road while navigating tricycles through simulated city streets under the supervision of KSP troopers. It's a great photo opportunity.

Vehicle Rollover Simulator---A dramatic device that graphically demonstrates the importance of using seat belts. It's a "must-see" for visitors of all ages. Very memorable and it might just save your life.

KSP Mobile History Center---A quick look at the long and successful heritage of the Kentucky State Police and its efforts to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. If you're considering a career in law enforcement, talk with a trooper about the rewards and benefits of Kentucky's Thin Gray Line. It's a challenging lifestyle that provides unending opportunities for positive contributions.

Vintage KSP Cruisers---Car enthusiasts can get an up-close look at a collection of historic vehicles used by KSP throughout the years. Classic models and styling you'll appreciate. They don't make them like this anymore.

Motorcycle Raffle---Get a first-hand look at the 2004 Harley-Davidson Road KingŪ motorcycle that KSP is raffling off to support its Trooper Island summer camp for disadvantaged children. Tickets can be purchased at the exhibit for $10.00 each and only 15,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 29, the last day of the fair. You don't need to be present to win. It's a worthwhile cause and an offer you can't afford to pass up.

Talk To A Trooper---Have a question about law enforcement? Vehicle safety? Drug interdiction? Driver licensing? Public safety? Reckless or impaired driving? Child safety seats? Ask a trooper for the facts. You'll get straight, informative answers that could save you time and trouble. Or just stop by to say hello and chat.

"No matter what your age or interest, we encourage you to stop by and visit the Kentucky State Police exhibit at the state fair," says Capt. Brad Bates, commander of the KSP Community Relations Branch. "We're always glad to meet the citizens we work to serve and protect. It puts a human face on law enforcement and helps our efforts to make local communities throughout the state safer."

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