Amish charged in 2nd Ky. county over emblem - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Amish charged in 2nd Ky. county over emblem

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) -- A second western Kentucky county has begun prosecuting Amish men who are refusing to put a required slow-moving emblem on their horse-drawn buggies.

Three men have been charged with the misdemeanor in Grayson County, according published reports. One man was convicted earlier this month charges against the other two are pending.

Grayson County Attorney Clay Ratley says the prosecutions began after the Kentucky Court of Appeals turned down challenges to the law earlier this year by Amish men in Graves County, who said using the emblem is prohibited by their religion.

In Graves County, eight men who refused to use the slow-moving emblem have served jail sentences after being convicted and not paying fines and court costs.

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