A cloudy Monday turned sunny for Kentucky State Police.
Troopers are getting a pay raise following the new state budget that’s going into effect Monday.
The new budget includes salary increases and a permanent pay scale for KSP.
Officials say this pay raise will help with recruiting and retaining troopers as it increases pay based on years of service.
Officials say this is much needed.
As of right now, KSP is at 900 troopers. KSP is authorized to employ nearly double that number.