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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