Despite new tech, Ky. police say old fingerprinting methods work well

By Dariush Shafa

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The image of a law enforcement officer with a brush-and-dust kit searching for fingerprints might seem like an anachronism in the age of computers and DNA matching. But for local law enforcement, fingerprint matching is still solving cases.

Thanks to a recently received grant, the Daviess County Sheriff's Department is updating and replenishing its supplies of fingerprinting kits for its road deputies and detectives.

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