INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two people are asking a federal judge to block Evansville's plan to place 30 eight-foot-tall crosses on public land along the Ohio River.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Evansville.
The lawsuit says the crosses are unconstitutional because a reasonable person would conclude the city was endorsing a religion. The crosses are to be decorated by children from a local vacation Bible school.
City attorney Ted Ziemer says he told officials the city has allowed previous displays of ornate cows and carousel horses and could allow the crosses under a city ordinance as long as there was no writing on them.
Ziemer declined to comment further because he hadn't seen the lawsuit.
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Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.