— Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. KSP Sgt. John Gabbard, a National Guard member, nominated Post 9 for the award, which is given by the Kentucky Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. Pictured above (left to right) are Post 9 Commander Capt. Todd Kidd, ESGR Area Chairman Ralph Brown, and Sgt. John Gabbard.