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September 16, 2011

Ky. Amish men jailed for refusing safety triangles

The men belong to an especially strict sect known as the Old Order Swartzentruber

By Peter Smith
The Louisville Courier-Journal
Gannett News Service

MAYFIELD, Ky. — Nine Amish men were sentenced to up to 10 days in jail Monday for declining to pay fines for refusing to display a bright orange-red safety triangle on the back of their horse-drawn buggies.

Graves District Court Judge Deborah Hawkins Crooks imposed the sentences after the Kentucky Court of Appeals in June denied the defendants' appeal of their misdemeanor convictions.

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