I've noticed the same here in Boyd county, and my county has over 50,000 residents. I myself have witnessed this first hand last July during a check point. I had forgot to pay my vehicle registration, and did not realize it until I was told by the state trooper while having my license inspected. He radio'd dispatch, and when the dispatcher came back with my cdwl information, he told me to get my registration paid "when I could" and to have a nice day.
Most law enforcement in our state are just like the rest of us. They were raised with firearms being a big part of their upbringing, and respect law abiding gun owners and their rights. Of course there is always one or two in every department who never held a firearm until they received their badge, and think the gun is a status symbol, and get irrate at the fact we can carry just like them and often times, due to department policy, with less restrictions. Not less restrictions on where they can carry, but rather what they can carry. I have heard more than one officer complain because he could only carry one gun off duty, or that he wanted to carry his 1911 but could only carry his department issued Glock. Firearms are a big part of Kentucky heritage, and for that I am truly grateful.