Ten Commandments Lawsuit in KY

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"Two southern Kentucky counties where officials posted copies of the Ten Commandments in courthouses have been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $400,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and citizens who successfully challenged the displays.
US district judge Jennifer B Coffman ordered Pulaski and McCreary counties to pay $393,798 in attorneys' fees and $8,133 in expenses to the ACLU of Kentucky and citizens.
Coffman's decision is the latest ruling in a court fight that began a decade ago. The counties don't have to pay immediately because aspects of the case are still being appealed. But if the counties ultimately lose, taxpayers could be on the hook for the bill if insurance doesn't cover it.
McCreary county judge-executive Blaine Phillips said he doesn't think the county's insurance policy would cover its share of the payment.
Phillips said McCreary county might seek donations if it has to split the cost of the Ten Commandments fight with Pulaski county.
He was reluctant to even mention taxpayer dollars as a possible source for the payment. "That'll be a hard pill to swallow" if the county has to pay, Phillips said."
I love how the main concern is: it'll cost the taxpayers! Then ya'll shouldn't've done it in the first place, now should ya?