buggies http://wkms.org en Beshear Signs Amish Buggy Bill http://wkms.org/post/beshear-signs-amish-buggy-bill <p><font size="2">Drivers of slow moving vehicles now have the option of using reflective tape instead of the standard orange triangle while on Kentucky roads.</font><br /> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:22:48 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17600 at http://wkms.org Beshear Signs Amish Buggy Bill Amish Buggie Bill Clears House http://wkms.org/post/amish-buggie-bill-clears-house <p><font size="2">Proposals to allow the Amish to use reflective tape on their buggies instead of state-mandated orange triangles have passed both Kentucky legislative chambers.<br /> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:38:06 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17081 at http://wkms.org Amish Buggie Bill Clears House Amish Man's Letters Sway Lawmakers on Buggy Issue http://wkms.org/post/amish-mans-letters-sway-lawmakers-buggy-issue <p>In a high tech world of iPads and smart phones, an old-fashioned Amish man showed that pen and paper remain effective communication devices.&nbsp;&nbsp; Jacob Gingerich wrote 138 simple, heart-felt letters to lawmakers in Frankfort. The letters are being credited for the Senate&#39;s quick passage of a bill that would allow Kentucky&#39;s Amish residents to use reflective tape on their horse-drawn buggies instead of bright orange triangular signs that some object to on religious grounds.&nbsp; The Mayfield resident used no computer, no letterhead, no printer and no copier. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:16:26 +0000 Todd Hatton 16904 at http://wkms.org Senate Approves Reflective Tape on Buggies http://wkms.org/post/senate-approves-reflective-tape-buggies <p>Amish men from across Kentucky arrived at the Capitol Tuesday to watch the Senate approve a bill allowing them to use reflective tape on their horse-drawn buggies rather than the bright orange triangular signs some object to on religious grounds.&nbsp; The vote passed unanimously and that now goes to the House for consideration.&nbsp; Murray Republican Ken Winters sponsored the measure that allows buggy drivers to use gray or silver reflective tape to outline their vehicles. Winters says tests show the reflective tape makes the buggies visible up to 1,000 feet away.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:28:26 +0000 Drew Adams 16840 at http://wkms.org