KSP wants antenna on South Road water tower
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jun 13, 2012 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Kentucky State Police have such a radio “dead spot” in some of the southern areas Trigg County that they sometimes wait to send two troopers to incidents that happen there.

That is what KSP Lieutenant Brent White told the Barkley Lake Water District Board when they met Monday afternoon. Under discussion was a proposal that would have the KSP put up a communications antenna on a BLWD water tower on Ky. 139, or South Road, near the Kentucky/Tennessee line.

“To put it bluntly, your county has kept us quite busy over the last several years, in certain areas,” said White, who said the KSP has investigated about seven murders in the county in the past seven years. “We have a deficiency in our current radio configuration as it relates to your county ... all of pretty much the southern part of Trigg County.”

White said that when KSP troopers try to use their radios in that part of the county, KSP dispatchers at the post headquarters in Mayfield can’t hear them, and they can’t hear the dispatchers at the post headquarters, either.

White said the KSP has been serving Trigg County “in its current capacity” since 1948, and that they had been using radio technology from the 1950s, but they switched from that to a digital format in 2002.

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