Kentucky Supreme Court

Crime and Law
8:42 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Amish Buggy Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments today from a group of Graves County Amish men who refused for religious reasons to use a slow moving vehicle sign on their horse-drawn buggies. The men say their faith forbids them from using the orange reflective triangles as the color is immodest and the triangular shape represents the Holy Trinity which they do not believe in. Many have gone to jail for refusing to pay fines for not displaying the signs. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney is arguing on behalf of the men, who are part of the conservative Amish sect Swartzentruber.

Afternoon Update
4:30 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/24/12

Cops & Toddlers:

A Clarksville man is detained in Montgomery County Jail on false report charges after he allegedly posted a Craigslist ad for a baby for sale.

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State Redistricting Debate
1:54 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Legislative Maps Unconstitutional

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the latest maps of state legislative districts are unconstitutional.

Lawmakers approved new lines for state House and Senate districts earlier this year. But a circuit court judge declared them unconstitutional, citing a precedent that districts can't be more than five percent larger or smaller than their ideal size. Lawyers for the Legislative Research Commission promptly appealed the ruling on behalf of House and Senate leadership.

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