Part of I-24 in Lyon County will honor fallen trooper

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Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder

HICKORY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The state says part of I-24 in Lyon County will be dedicated to a fallen trooper.

It says I-24 from the Caldwell County line to its intersection with Kentucky Route 293 will be designated as the “Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Highway.”

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Investigators say Ponder was shot and killed in 2015 during a traffic stop.

The state says a dedication ceremony will be held this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. CST at the Lyon Convention Center at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville, KY. The community is invited to attend.