Monday, November 17
The Louisville, KY Courier-Journal reports: Seven Amish men will appeal their conviction on charges of refusing to use state-required safety emblems on their horse-drawn buggies. [...] The men are members of the Swartzentruber Amish sect, who do not believe in using the bright orange and red triangles that state law requires be placed on the back of slow-moving vehicles such as tractors and buggies [The] Swartzentrubers believe they should not trust their safety to any man-made symbol such as a triangle, and they also object to the bright colors. They have offered to use lanterns at night as well as gray reflective tape -- not in the shape of a symbol but simply outlining the backs of their buggies. They dress and furnish their homes in modest, subdued colors, and the county has even prepared grayish jumpsuits in the event that Amish might be jailed for refusing to pay their fines.