5 Amish men convicted for not displaying emblem

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Five more Amish men have been convicted in
western Kentucky of not displaying a slow-moving emblem on their
buggies.

The action came Monday after bench trials in Graves County. The
men told The Paducah Sun that they do not plan to pay their fines
and court costs, an action that has led to jail time for others
convicted of the same charge.

The conservative sect of the Amish has refused to display the
orange triangles because they say it violates their religious
prohibitions against displaying bright colors and trusting in
man-made symbols.

A state law requires the emblem for safety. However, Republican
Rep. Ron Crimm of Louisville is proposing legislators take up a
bill next month that would allow white or silver reflective tape to
be used instead of the triangle.


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