Roane officials consider displaying national motto

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) – Officials in Roane County plan to discuss a proposal to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” on the county courthouse and in the room where commissioners meet.

The move follows similar actions taken in Anderson and Morgan counties.

Commissioner Randy Ellis told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( that he expects the proposal to pass on Monday without much discussion.

A similar resolution passed in Anderson County after hours of debate and several meetings. Morgan County added the motto to its courthouse last year without debate.

Ellis said the cost of placing the motto would be covered by donations.