"We're not going to draw so heavily from one area that we leave them with no police protection," Baylous said.
Troopers also received help from officers from surrounding states. Baylous said the Pennsylvania State Police, Virginia State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol each sent eight to 10 officers to help with the large crowds.
The Kentucky State Police sent about a dozen troopers.
Baylous said the out-of-state troopers were helping direct traffic and also were working entry points. He said the officers had been deputized so that they could help local troopers if a situation arose.
Baylous said the presence of out-of-state troops could even aid those agencies in recruiting future officers.
Troopers will be working at the event through the week.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.