The Labor Day holiday marks the traditional end of summer, but for law enforcement agencies it means a weekend of increased patrols and overtime.
Kentucky State Police officers plan to target what they call "high collision roadways" during the three-day holiday with extra patrols consisting of supervisory and administrative personnel.
Danville Assistant Police Chief Jay Newell said his department will use federal grant money to run extra patrols, including at least one checkpoint Saturday.
"We'll be looking for impaired drivers and moving hazardous violations," said Newell.
Harrodsburg also will deploy extra patrols for the weekend.
"We're going to step up our presence, because it can be a dangerous weekend," said Sgt. Terry Cornish. "There are currently no plans for checkpoints, but we will be in moving patrols, looking for alcohol-impaired drivers, seat belt and child restraint violations, and speeding."