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Ky. Transportation Cabinet offering rewards to find highway copper thieves

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet is offering rewards as part of efforts to crack down on theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

The cabinet, in cooperation with Kentucky State Police, offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to prosecution of anyone responsible for taking copper wire from highway lights.

The agency says the reward is open to anyone who provides necessary information and their identities can be confidential.

The reward is paid from the Transportation Cabinet's maintenance funds.

The cabinet says a Clark County man and woman were indicted this week on felony charges involving the theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems on Interstate 64 and two parkways. Investigators say about 34,300 feet of wire had been cut and removed for sale to metal recyclers.

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