With the signing of a bill that allows historical documents to be displayed on public grounds, the Ten Commandments could soon return to the Kentucky State Capitol.
Surrounded by a score of Democrats and Republican lawmakers in the Capitol Rotunda Monday, Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed a bill that paves the way for a six-foot tall monument to return.
At Monday's ceremony, several county officials who have recently been embroiled in Ten Commandment litigation accompanied Fletcher.
Pulaski County Judge-Executive Darrell BeShears said, whose county has been embroiled in Ten Commandments lawsuit for over two years, said the General Assembly and Fletcher acted in the best interest of the commonwealth with their support of the monument.
"There is no law that says you have to look at the Ten Commandments,Ã¢Â?? BeShears said. "You don't have to be religious to appreciate what they say.Ã¢Â??