(Leitchfield, KY)-Pastor Chester Shartzer and Alvie Burns restored the Ten Commandments to the historical documents display at the Grayson County Courthouse Monday morning – days after an appellate court allowed the document to be displayed.
Grayson County Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon thanked God for the return of the commandments as part of a display of historical documents. A crowd of approximately 200 people sang "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America" to celebrate the end of an eight-year legal battle, led by Aldea Lancaster.
On Friday, January 15, 2010, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an injunction barring the Ten Commandments from public property. U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley, Jr. barred the display in 2008, saying its primary intent was religious.
Kentucky State Representative C.B. Embry, Jr. said he spoke at an engagement in Butler County Monday morning. He said the adjoining county citizens cheered greatly as he announced the re-hanging of the documents.
Each Grayson County Magistrate called it a great day in Grayson County and was proud to be a part of the fiscal court that fought for the restoration.