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Police, Amish At Odds Over Lights On Buggy

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - When state police cited three western Kentucky men for not having special symbols and lights on a horse-drawn buggy, it started a conflict between religious freedom and state law.

The Amish men say putting flashing lights and the orange triangular symbol on their buggies would violate their religious beliefs.

Assistant Graves County Attorney Scott Robbins says the case is about safety - not religion.

A judge heard testimony during a bench trial on Monday and plans to issue a ruling next month.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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