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                          KENTUCKY
                              
     There are two main militia groups in Kentucky, both of
which are newly formed and relatively small.

     Danny and Diane Snellon are, respectively, the
coordinator and the secretary/treasurer of the Kentucky
Citizens Militia. Formed in Fall 1994, the group does not
whave uniform or gun requirements," says Danny Snellon.
Recent meetings have taken place at the main branch of the
Lexington Public Library and at a sportsman's shop in Paris,
northeast of Lexington. Attendance at these meetings has
ranged from 10 to 20 people.

     In Boone County, in northern Kentucky, a militia called
the Defenders of Liberty is believed to have a core group of
30 to 40 individuals. Unlike the Kentucky Citizens Militia,
the Defenders of Liberty do wear uniforms and undergo
paramilitary training. Since the bombing in Oklahoma City,
militia members in Kentucky appear to be lying low to avoid
the scrutiny of law enforcement officials.


~      
ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia
Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.


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