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KSP to Participate in National Corvette Museum 15th Anniversary Celebration and Caravan

Date of News Release: 09/01/2009

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(Frankfort, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police have been invited to participate in the Corvette Museum 15th Anniversary Celebration and National Caravan. KSP will escort four separate caravans of Corvettes traveling to the Bowling Green Museum from across the country.

As a unique twist, each of the caravans will be escorted by a Corvette detailed to resemble a marked KSP cruiser including flashing blue lights.

The Corvettes that will be driven by KSP personnel are on-loan for the day from local owners. Drivers include Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Lt. Col. Mike Sapp, Captain Deron Berthold and Trooper Mike Hatler.

KSP units will escort the caravans as they enter the Commonwealth and remain with the groups until they arrive safely at the museum.

The Corvette Caravans traveling to Kentucky will originate in Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska and North Carolina. These caravans will pick up additional Corvette drivers in Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming with the final destination set for the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

The museum has a full weekend of events planned to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Activities include special displays such as "Firsts and Lasts;" showing the first and last model of each generation of Corvettes, entertainment in the Museum's amphitheater, daily arrivals of Corvette Caravans from across the U.S., and the completed renovation of the entire Corvette Museum which is ready to tour and enjoy!

Caravans will begin arriving in Bowling Green at noon, Sept. 2, 2009 and will continue through 3 p.m. (central time) on Friday when the last caravan is set to arrive. Over 5,000 guests and spectators are expected to be on hand for the celebration. A view of Corvettes for miles is a sight to see and the staggered arrivals give participants a chance to both be greeted on arriving and be greeters for the next group.

For more information about this event, please contact the National Corvette Museum at 1-800-53-VETTE or visit their website at www.corvettemuseum.org

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Caravan KSP Driver Regional Path Cross Point (into Ky)/Staging Area Estimated Cross Time Directional Approach Date
Tpr Mike Hatler Scottsville to Bowling Green US-231 N 1:00 p.m. (CT) 68-80/SR-446 9/3/2009
Captain Deron Berthold Nashville to Franklin I-65 N 12:30 p.m. (CT) I-65 N 9/3/2009
Commissioner Rodney Brewer Indiana/Northern Kentucky/Louisville Staging at Hall of Fame Restaurant, Louisville. (Exit 132 of I-65) 1:00 p.m. depart time from Hall of Fame restaurant I-65 S 9/3/2009
Lt. Col. Mike Sapp Indiana to Henderson Staging at Evansville Park, 8283 Walnut St. to I-65) 1:00 p.m. (CT) depart time from Evansville Park I-65 N 9/3/2009

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