Garrard Weighing Options On Ten Commandments’ Court Ruling

(Lancaster, KY) -- Garrard County Fiscal Court is expected to decide this week what course of action to take following a federal ruling regarding the Ten Commandments display at the local county courthouse.

Judge-Executive John Wilson told the Danville “Advocate Messenger” the fiscal court is considering its options following a ruling by U.S. District Judge Karl Forester. Forester’s September fifth decision said "a reasonable person would conclude the county's display has the effect of endorsing religion."

But, Forester stopped short of ruling the display is unconstitutional. Wilson told the newspaper whatever option they select they want to “assure it complies with the law." Francis Manion, an attorney who is representing Garrard Count, said a special meeting of the fiscal court likely will be called this week.

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  • by Wilson Location: garrard on Sep 27, 2007 at 08:49 AM
    Those who live in the county should have the right to vote on this issue, instead of the judges. And if you agree with taking the commandments(the law of the land) out of the county including school then like me you can move. Im sick of the judges making decisions for the people. This countries laws are founded on biblical principles not islam, buddists etc. Look it up.
  • by T Location: Wilson on Sep 27, 2007 at 08:24 AM
    Were is a e-mail address to U.S. Judge Karl Forester so the people can be heard.on your website
  • by Ricky Location: Lancaster on Sep 26, 2007 at 05:41 AM
    Those lost without Christ, can and will say what they want, but this country was founded by christians on christian principles. The constitution does say FREEDOM OF RELIGION, not, FREEDOM FROM RELIGION. It was meant to keep the goverment from interfering in our worship of God. Not so we could perform ever ungodly hethen practice we could think of. The only time there is an uproar about religion is when it comes to the truth of JESUS. The only way of salvation is JESUS. The constition is suppose to protect the Church from the State, NOT the State from the Church.
  • by victoria Location: richmond on Sep 24, 2007 at 07:33 AM
    I agree, put the Ten Commandments back in the courthouse and schools. But, I also want displays for Islam, Wicca and Muslim. If you ask for religion back in the schools and the courts, you'll get it! Don't say this country was founded on Christian was founded on FREEDOM OF RELIGION principles. If I can't have mine, you can't have yours.
  • by THELMA Location: GARRARD on Sep 24, 2007 at 06:56 AM
    I think the ten commandments sould be allowed court houses and schools. the school should have prayer in the gym every morning before they start classes. notify all parents and if they don't want their kids to take part in prayer just let them go to the class room.whats the big problem? let GOD be in control not the politics.....
  • by Michelle Location: lancaster on Sep 23, 2007 at 05:51 PM
    If people feel in is unconstitutional and forcing religon then DONT READ THEM!
  • by Kelly Location: ky on Sep 23, 2007 at 12:08 PM
    There shouldn't be any question to it in my book, endorsing religion or not. Thats what is wrong with the world today, taking it out of schools and etc. Leave it in the courthouse and put it back into schools.


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