Kentucky magistrates and commissioners deliver shoes to school children

Published 8:42 am Monday, November 27, 2017

Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association

News release

The Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association (KMCA), headquartered in Frankfort, delivered over 750 pairs of shoes to Casey County Schools on November 2. The shoes were delivered to Walnut Hill Elementary and were donated by elected Magistrates & Commissioners from all over the state.

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The Association held its shoe drive at the KMCA Annual Spring Conference in March of 2017 where over 750 pairs were collected in total. “I am extremely proud of our membership for their generosity.” says Henderson County Magistrate and Association President Bruce Todd. “We have 575 Magistrates & Commissioners and they have ALL contributed. I’m from western Kentucky and I don’t get down in this area of the State as much as I would like, but it’s truly my pleasure to be here today and brighten the faces of some Casey County students”.

“The reaction from the students when they receive the new shoes is priceless and that’s what it’s all about” says Casey County Magistrate Bart Woodrum. “Like many other counties, we have our fair share of need here in Casey County and I am truly grateful for these blessings”.

Formed in 1952, the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association is a statewide non-profit organization that is the voice for all Kentucky Fiscal Courts in Frankfort. Besides legislative functions, the association also provides training, education, and serves as a local government resource to county elected magistrates and commissioners.

“The KMCA Shoe Drive would not be possible without the generosity of the local elected officials spanning our state” says JC Young, KMCA Executive Director. “Casey County was nominated and approved by the KMCA Board of Directors to be the recipient of the program for 2017. The Board reviews several sets of data throughout the selection process.”

“We are really proud of the entire Casey County Fiscal Court and their participation in the association” said Young. “Judge Randy Dial, Magistrate Bart Woodrum, Magistrate Robby Murphy, Magistrate Jamey Maupin, and Magistrate Kenny Morgan have been very supportive of the efforts of the Association and it’s their work that has secured these shoes for the school children”.

“When we received the call from the Magistrates & Commissioners Association regarding our nomination as the recipient, we were flattered and excited” says Marion Sowders, Casey County Schools Superintendent. “There will be many students in Casey County that will benefit from these gifts and on behalf of the families and students, we would like to say Thank You”.

For further questions, please contact:, JC Young, Executive Director, Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association,  (502) 223- 5510