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Beyond the Bombing:

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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