LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A group of Amish men is asking the Kentucky Supreme Court to allow them to sidestep a state requirement that they use orange highway signs on their horse-drawn buggies.
Some of the men have been jailed in western Kentucky for refusing to pay fines for violating the slow-moving vehicle law. The Amish men say the bright orange signs conflict with their religious beliefs to live a plain life, free of flashy colors.
William Sharp, an attorney with the Kentucky American Civil Liberties Union, filed a brief laying out arguments by the men on Thursday. The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case but has not set a date.
Ten Amish men were ordered to jail Thursday in Graves County, with sentences from three to 13 days.