Indiana has the third largest Amish population in the country, and the steel horseshoes Amish families use can be especially hard on pavement.
The Amish in Orange County will start outfitting horses with less abrasive shoes next month, as part of an agreement aimed at reducing damage to county roads.
Police said the ambulance's emergency lights were activated but its siren was not Monday night when it struck a horse-drawn buggy traveling along a rural road.
Amish living in Orange County will use milder steel horseshoes for half of the year.
A northern Indiana county where horse-drawn buggies are damaging local roads is seeking a solution to its persistent road repair costs.
The wear and tear on Daviess County roads isn’t caused by Mother Nature – it's the result of horses.
Daviess County has more gravel roads than any other Indiana county, but the newly paved roads quickly suffer damage from the impact of steel horseshoes.
Orange County is home to about 300 Amish families who use horses and buggies to get around.
Purdue's researchers have started a pilot program to review how facilities are operated and whether dogs' health can be made better through certain changes.
The money will pay for upgrades to Cannelburg Road that include larger shoulders for Amish buggies.