Former Scott County Basketball Star Ordered To Go To Jail

A former Scott County high school basketball star, already facing drug charges, finds himself in more legal trouble.

Bud Mackey had been out on bond, since being arrested last fall.

That's when police say he brought cocaine onto the Scott County High School campus.

But according to court documents, Mackey wasn't showing up for classes at Harmony Community School in Cincinnati.

He was ordered to attend school, and live with family, as part of the bond agreement.

The Commonwealth Attorney claimed Mackey is doing neither.

So Monday, the judge found Mackey in contempt of court. He sentenced him to 60 days behind bars.

Mackey is still awaiting trial on the original drug trafficking charge from his arrest at school last fall.


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  • by Bill on May 7, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    Good ol Ky folks always enjoy the demise of others.they vote for socialist dems and the dope keeps flowing.The feds pay for the dope, and the state pays for the prisons.
  • by ls Location: KY on May 7, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    It is so easy for kids to get drugs these days..seems like on every corner, someone is pushing them. It breaks my heart that so many are destroying their lives. Seems like something could be done with these drug dealers besides hiring them as narcs and giving them a license to deal. This boy had so much going for him. It isn't a funny situation. Too many of our children are getting involved with drugs. That is a life sentence in itself.
  • by JC Location: Madison Co on May 6, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    This kid was given more chances than any other kid would have been given because he is a basketball player. ANY NORMAL 18yo would have been locked up.
  • by Peggy Location: Ky on May 6, 2008 at 08:30 AM
    This judge gave this punk kid every chance in the world.Him going to jail isn't going to look to good come time to go to trial for his drug charges!What a total loser!I knew when he was caught with the cocaine in his shoe at the high school he was no good-he's only proving me right.Where is Spike Lee crying foul now?
  • by Joey Location: Lex on May 6, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    Yep Zatoichi, I agree. We'll call him Wacky Kentackey Mackey . I guess he didn't realize that he has to make it to the NBA FIRST before he gets special treatment. Hmmmmm...I wonder if his supporters will call this a young person making a mistake like when he got caught carrying drugs...LOL! Rehab? No way, he had his chance.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 6, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    Now he has the street cred to be a rapper.
  • by Larry Location: Lexington on May 6, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    How dumb can one get. Good material for the NBA.
  • by Chrissy Location: downtown on May 6, 2008 at 05:50 AM
    This comes as no surprise. No more special coddeling for you. This guy got all the 2nd and third chances that are given to most atheletes and it is the typical ending. I am sick of this!
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on May 6, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    Now, how many people were saying that he is a good kid who made a mistake? I believe that this article shows his true colors. A punk is a punk.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 6, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    I hear the Penal system has a pretty good development league. Oops, sorry, that's for the NFL....
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