Williamsburg http://wkyufm.org en Southern Kentucky Town Passes Smoking Ban http://wkyufm.org/post/southern-kentucky-town-passes-smoking-ban <p>Officials in a southern Kentucky city have decided to ban smoking.</p><p>The Times-Tribune reports Williamsburg City Council gave final approval on Monday to an ordinance that bans smoking in most public places, including restaurants, bars, pool halls and public areas of hotels and apartment buildings.</p><p>Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said he is a former smoker, but the duty of officials is to "protect everybody."</p><p>The ordinance gives employers 30 days to inform workers about the smoking ban. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:30:12 +0000 Associated Press 26411 at http://wkyufm.org Suspicious Package Leads to Evacuation of Consular Center in Whitley County http://wkyufm.org/post/suspicious-package-leads-evacuation-consular-center-whitley-county <p>A southern <span class="inline_link">Kentucky</span> office where visa requests are processed had to evacuate and workers were decontaminated after two suspicious packages turned up at the facility. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird told The Times-Tribune that three workers at the Kentucky Consular Center were isolated, decontaminated and medically cleared after opening the packages. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 12:55:50 +0000 Associated Press 15212 at http://wkyufm.org