HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A portion of U.S. Route 127 in Mercer County will soon be designated as “Officer Regina Nickles Memorial Highway,” in honor of Kentucky’s first slain female officer.
Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty tells local media that a sign unveiling ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon in honor of Nickles, who was shot and killed in October 1998 while responding to a call of a suspicious person outside of an automotive parts factory in Harrodsburg. The man who shot her is serving a life sentence.
The designation of the memorial highway will be from the city limits of Harrodsburg north to the Anderson County line.
The road was designated by action of the Kentucky General Assembly.
The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the McAfee Fire Station.