W. KY Amish fined for not properly lighting buggies

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) -- A judge in western Kentucky says three members of the state's Amish community are guilty of failing to put flashing lights or reflective orange triangles on their horse-drawn buggies.

Kentucky statutes have required symbols on slow-moving vehicles since 1971. The requirements for lights and flashers were added in 2005.

Jacob Gingerich is one of the men found guilty. He said during a trial last month that the symbols conflicted with religious beliefs that prohibit possessions that are too worldly.

Graves County District Judge Deborah Crooks fined each of the men $20 plus court costs.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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