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Mon January 16, 2012
Amish Men Looking to Supreme Court
By Drew Adams
Murray, KY – A group of Graves County Amish men are asking Kentucky's Supreme Court to allow them to sidestep a state requirement they use orange highway signs on their horse-drawn buggies. Some of the men have been jailed for refusing to pay fines for violating the slow-moving vehicle law. The men say the bright orange signs conflict with their religious beliefs. Kentucky American Civil Liberties Union attorney William Sharp filed a brief late last week laying out their arguments. The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case but has not set a date. The ten Amish men were ordered to jail Thursday in Graves County, with sentences ranging from three to 13 days.