Hopkinsville, KY

AU learned that the Hopkinsville City Council frequently began its meetings with sectarian Christian prayer. We wrote to the Council and explained that it is unconstitutional for a legislative body to begin meetings with sectarian prayer — only non-sectarian prayer is allowed. The Council’s attorney responded that he had advised the Council to have only non-sectarian prayer, and our complainant has attended several meetings since and confirmed that the Council has switched to non-sectarian prayers.