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KSP Trooper Island celebrates 50 years

(Source: Kentucky State Police) (Source: Kentucky State Police)

Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year by doing what it does best:  providing a fun, life-changing experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.

Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, the 34.5 acre island hosts about 700 campers each summer.

It's estimated that more than 25,000 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 12 have attended the program since 1965.

Throughout their stay, the campers are guided by KSP troopers and KSP civilian employees who volunteer during their off-duty time.

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