(Associated Press) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Amish will no longer face jail time in Kentucky for refusing to mark their horse-drawn buggies with slow-moving-vehicle emblems that they object to on religious grounds.
Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill into law Wednesday that allows the Amish to use reflective silver or white tape on their buggies rather than the traditional fluorescent orange signs that makes the buggies more visible to approaching motorists.
Atlee Miller, an Amish farmer from Franklin, said he appreciates the help from the state's politically powerful to provide an exemption, but he said the credit really goes to a higher power.
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"The man above has got control," Miller said. "We thank him most of all."