Ian Gerard, an Eagle Scout in the making, selected a project to assemble a display of historical documents in the Henderson Kentucky County Fiscal courthouse. The display was to include U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, when the fiscal court saw the inclusion of the Ten Commandments, Judge-executive Sandy Watkin rejected the scouts proposal out of fear of any potential litigation from those who oppose references to the Christian roots of the legal system.
Governor Ernie Fletcher telephoned Ian, inviting him and his family to meet the Governor and to commend Ian on his proposal. Ian's mom commented "It was really nice for Ian to have the highest official in the state recognize him and tell him he was doing a good job."
County, scouts reject Ten Commandments as Eagle Scout project