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Boyle officials won't begin meetings with prayer

Officials in one central Kentucky county have stopped saying prayers at the beginning of their meetings.

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials in one central Kentucky county have stopped saying prayers at the beginning of their meetings.

The Advocate Messenger reports Boyle County Fiscal Court members voted during Tuesday's meeting to change their long-standing practice to a moment of silence following a complaint from a citizen, who threatened to sue over the issue.

Boyle Judge-Executive Harold McKinney told magistrates that the county's insurance carrier would not cover them if a lawsuit was filed.

Although Magistrate Jack Hendricks said he thought the law would support the continuation of prayers during meetings, county attorney Richard Campbell disagreed.

Officials said they would conduct informal prayers before or after future meetings.


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