Pulaski County has paid $231,662 to cover its share of costs in a legal battle the county lost over attempts to post copies of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky received the check Friday, according to a news release.
The county fiscal court took out a loan to get the money.
The payment ends Pulaski County's part in a court fight that lasted more than 11 years, in which a federal judge ruled that Pulaski and McCreary counties' posting copies of the Commandments violated the U.S. Constitution.
The counties owed the ACLU a total of more than $460,000 in legal fees and interest because of the organization's successful legal challenge to the displays.
McCreary County has not yet paid its share of the judgment. Its payment will be somewhat higher than Pulaski County's because interest continues to accrue on its portion of the debt.
McCreary County Judge-Executive Doug Stephens said Friday that the fiscal court plans to borrow money from a local bank to pay the judgment...
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Pulaski pays $230,000 in fees in 10 Commandments case
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