BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Jimmy Harston wants to help save
people, but his efforts may cost Kentucky money.
The Scottsville resident is the backer of multiple
religious-themed billboards along Interstate 65 in southern
Kentucky. But the billboards, with messages including "Jesus Died
for Our Sins," are at the center of a legal case, the outcome of
which could determine if the state stays eligible for millions in
federal road dollars.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Kentucky Court of
Appeals is weighing an appeal brought by Harston after he lost two
suits brought by the state, which considers the signs a nuisance
that violates the 1965 Federal Beautification Act.
Kentucky could lose up to 10 percent of federal road dollars if
it fails to effectively control outdoor advertising.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com
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