Trial for Spencer County judge executive moved to Shelby

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By Lisa King

The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

In Spencer District Court on Thursday, Crosby set Jenkins’ trial date for 8:30 a.m. April 21 in Shelby District Court.

Because Shelby’s district courtroom is severely booked up, he said, the trial will take place in the courthouse’s circuit courtroom.

Jenkins, a Democrat seeking his third term when he was arrested, lost to Republican Bill Karrer in November.

Neither Jenkins nor his attorney, Mark Dean of Shelbyville, would comment,