In a Graves County courtroom, Chief District Judge Deborah Crooks is swearing in about 20 of the newest members of the county’s Teen Court program. Graves County is one of only 25 Kentucky counties to offer the program. Teen Court allows first time juvenile offenders who admit to low level crimes to plead their case and receive a sentence from a jury made up of other teens.
Kentucky’s Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring an Amish sect to post orange safety triangles on their buggies. However, the ruling is irrelevant because lawmakers changed the law earlier this year. Today's decision also let stand the convictions of several Graves County Amish men who challenged the law.