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Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Deliver Shoes to School Children

The Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association (KMCA), headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky provided over 500 pairs of new shoes to Butler County Schools on November 7, 2019.  The shoes were delivered to Morgantown Elementary School and were donated by elected Magistrates & Commissioners from all over the state.   


The Association held its shoe drive at the KMCA Annual Spring Conference in March of 2019.  “We are truly blessed.  Our association is made up of genuine public servants and I am honored to be a part of this worthy endeavor” says Hart County Magistrate & Association President Gary Gardner. 


“Like many other counties, we have our fair share of need here and I am humbled that our Fiscal Court peers from other Counties chose Butler County students to be the recipient of this year’s KMCA shoe drive donation” says Butler County Magistrate Stevie Givens.  “This is about the students and their reactions to receiving new shoes is priceless”. 


Members of the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association from the Butler County Fiscal Court are Stevie Givens, Butler County Magistrate District 1; Kevin Phelps, Butler County Magistrate District 2; Timmy Givens, Butler County Magistrate District 3; David Whittinghill, Butler County Magistrate District 4 and Dillon Bryant, Butler County Magistrate District 5.

Formed in 1952, the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association is a statewide non-profit organization that is the voice for all Kentucky Fiscal Courts and all 563 Elected County Magistrates & County Commissioners in Frankfort.  The Association provides training, education and serves as a local government resource to county elected Magistrates and Commissioners. The Association Board of Directors chose Butler County based on a variety of factors including: location, median household income, child poverty rate and member participation in the association.


“The KMCA Shoe Drive would not be possible without the generosity of the local elected officials in every County” says JC Young, KMCA Executive Director.  “One of our objectives through the KMCA shoe drive program is to attempt to take away a potential insecurity for any student… New shoes can maybe alter an inferior attitude and if 500 pairs of new shoes creates a positive attitude for one single student, it was worth it…”   


“When we received the call from the Magistrates & Commissioners Association regarding our nomination as the recipient, we were humbled and excited” said Melissa Glass, Family Resource Center Coordinator.  “There will be many students that will benefit from these shoes and we couldn’t be more appreciative.” 


The 2020 KMCA Shoe Drive will take place at their Annual Spring Conference, March 4-6, 2020.


For further questions, please contact:

JC Young

Executive Director

Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association


[email protected]


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