Judge Rules High School Basketball Standout Can Stay In School

A judge did not revoke the bond of a former Scott County basketball player at a hearing, Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors say Bud Mackey violated the terms of his release by enrolling in an Ohio high school. The judge agreed, but chose not to send Mackey to jail.

Instead, the court put new restrictions on his bond, which allow him to stay in school in Ohio.

Mackey is charged with drug possession. Police say he showed up at school last year with crack in his shoe. He was a member of last year's state championship Cardinals basketball team.

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  • by richard on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    he ain't no "Mr." Mackey..he's a kid who didn't exactly have a wholesome look in court with his mohawk hair cut..let him go to Cincinnati, there's lot's of business for him up there..
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    SPIKE IS MY HERO!!!!!!
  • by ben Location: lex on Jan 18, 2008 at 05:30 AM
    I'm glad the kid had a second chance. You people are all hellfire and brimstone over everything. If it was his first offence, cut him some slack. Most people deserve a second chance. I'm willing to bet many of you here who are posting wouldn't have been around to post had you never been given a second chance. AND THE MODERATORS SHOULD STOP POSTING SPIKE'S COMMENTS TILL HE STOPS USING ALL CAPS! THANKS!
  • by Bud Crackey Location: Cincinnati on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:43 PM
    It's a goin to be a huge success story when this is all over.
  • by JC Location: Madison County on Jan 17, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    The judge is a push over! I am so angry with her! I have a teenager and would not want that kid in her school. He is a high powered basketball star with a lot of influence over younger teens. That is why he needs to be made and example of. All this shows is that you can deal drugs at school and get by with it. I think the judge should be locked up with him for making such a stupid choice. This jugde just ruined any chance she has for re-election.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Jan 17, 2008 at 10:18 AM
    I hope he rots in jail. FELONY people, FELONY. Just because he plays basketball, he's getting off.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 17, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    And as usual, basketball skills trump the law. I'll bet if it was a poor kid or a young gangbanger nobody would be crying "second chance"....
  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    Not a fan of Spike, the caps lock is the least of his problems. Spike, his "punishment?", he hasn't been convicted and sentenced yet. He is meerly out on bond, with certain restrictions. In most cases bond restrictions include no travel out of Ky. His actions, not those of "the man", left him open to federal charges of interstate flight to avoid prosecution. He is very lucky to stay in state court,out on bond instead of awaiting trial in jail, rather than federal, where there is almost no chance that his eventual sentence will be probated. I too hope that this experience has been, and continues to be, one of learning. Not only for him, but also other young folks that may be watching this case. Anonymous L.E.O., I feel you! If good citizens knew the failure and recidivism rate of those placed on probation the court houses would burn today. But they are too busy paying bills to sit in court and watch the thugs work the system.
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Jan 17, 2008 at 06:31 AM
    Is it just me or do just a few of us know the kids not been convicted yet. Hes out on bond awaiting a grand jury trial. I wiah you the best of luck young man, and hope this lesson is one that won't ever have to be repeated. In a previous story, its been stated that this school was recommended to the mackies when Bud first got into trouble. If there is any fault it should lie with the parties involved not getting the bond order changed before Mr. Mackey was released..
  • by Kylady Location: Ky on Jan 16, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    I agree 100% with those posting in disagreement with Spike,especially Jeb.Though the judge did tell Mackey he was in no way out of the woods as far as the crack is concerned,I think this drug has no place in our country,especially in the school systems.Many kids are home schooled,and get good educations.Why couldn't he? He went right out of court and went to Ohio and signed up in a school there.That's not right,and I think the judge was way to easy on him.He should have to be home schooled,at his family's expense.If they would have taught him some common sense in the first place,he wouldn't have been dealing/using crack.I've read the comments that he comes from a 'good' family.I know kids do things that disapoint their parents.I cant help but wonder how it got to the point of him and crack cocaine,though.It didn't just start with crack.Crack is not a 'mistake'.Crack is very serious,very deadly,and we parents-well,most of us,dont want it around our children,in Ky,Ohio,or any other state.
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