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No sign of newly released Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis at courthouse Wednesday morning

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WDRB) – As of noon Wednesday, there was no sign of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who was released from jail yesterday.

She had not yet shown up for work.

With Davis out of jail, the scene shifted back to the Rowan County courthouse. There were a few demonstrators there earlier in the day, but most of them were gone by noon.

No one knows if Davis will again defy a court order and stop issuing marriage licenses.

The last time Davis was seen publicly was at the rally after her release.

"I just want to give God the glory," she told supporters. "His people have rallied and you are a strong people!"

The Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis, says she plans to decompress for a couple of days, and return to work, perhaps Friday, or early next week.

In the meantime, except for the crush of media, it’s business as usual at her office. Deputy Clerk Brian Mason, who has been issuing the licenses, had no comment when asked what he would do if she ordered him to stop.

"We haven't had any contact with her at all," he said.

"This is unconscionable," said DeWayne Barnette, who came to get new handicap sticker. "I supported her in her run. But she didn't run with any caveat. She did not say anything at all about, 'I'll do this, except.' Nothing. I'll never support her again."

At the same time, pro-Davis demonstrations continue outside, but supporters of same-sex marriage are staying away.

"Our whole goal was to have licenses issued," said Nashia Fife, of the Rowan County Rights Coalition. "They are being issued as of right now, as far as we know. Until they are denied, we have no sanctioned events going on. This is not about Kim Davis. We support Judge Bunning’s decision to release her."

But when Davis returns, supporters expect she will likely stick to her guns.

"I think that Judge Bunning will immediately find her in contempt again and she’ll be arrested," said Randy Smith, a Davis supporter.

"And what should she do at that point?" asked WDRB's Lawrence Smith.

"She should stick to her guns," said Randy Smith.

WDRB's Lawrence Smith noted a larger police presence than usual outside the courthouse Wednesday morning. He added that the protests outside today were smaller than usual – and were mostly made up of out-of-town protesters.

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