Trooper Island News Release

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Members for the Columbia and Bowling Green, Kentucky State Police Citizen Academy’s help with Trooper Island Work Detail

Date of News Release: 05/25/2010

(Albany, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, May 19th members of the Columbia, Kentucky State Police Citizen Academy came to Trooper Island and assisted in the annual Trooper Island work detail to help prepare for the 2010 summer camp season. On Thursday May 20th Bowling Green Post 3 Captain Bill Payton and Public Affairs Officer Trooper First Class Charles Swiney brought members of the Bowling Green Citizen Academy to assist in the three day work detail. While here members assisting in painting, landscaping, cleaning the swimming pool and a variety of other needs to have Trooper Island ready to begin receiving campers on June 7th.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line, Trooper Island is a co-ed camp, with approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months. Each post sends 16 boys and 16 girls to camp from all across Kentucky for eight weeks from the first of June through the first week in August. Along with the regular camps this year Trooper Island will have one weekend for children which are deaf and a week for hispanic children.

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of the scheduled events in which funds are raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and a yearly statewide raffle. This year we are raffling off a 2010 Chevrolet Camero. Tickets may be purchased at any Kentucky State Police Post (Charitable Gaming License #00006333).

Anyone that would like to find out where they can participate in one of the events visit the Kentucky State Police web site at www.kentuckystatepolice.org and click on the trooper island link for a list of scheduled events. To make a donation you can send a contribution directly to Trooper Island at Post Office Box 473, Albany, Kentucky 42602 or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Currently Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

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