A portion of U.S. 127 in Mercer County will be designated Sunday as the "Officer Regina Nickles Memorial Highway."
Nickles was the first female police officer in Kentucky to be killed in the line of duty. Nickles, a 15-year veteran of the Harrodsburg Police Department, was shot and killed in October 1998 as she answered a report of a prowler at a Harrodsburg factory. She was the first female officer in the department's history.
A sign unveiling is to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at McAfee Fire Station, 2805 Louisville Road. 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.