smoking bans http://wkyufm.org en Bullitt Fiscal Court Passes Local Smoking Ban Covering County Buildings http://wkyufm.org/post/bullitt-fiscal-court-passes-local-smoking-ban-covering-county-buildings <p></p><p>The Bullitt County Fiscal Court is giving its approval to a plan that would bar smoking on county-owned property. Still unsolved, however, is a lawsuit against the county Board of Health over a regulation it passed in 2011 that outlaws smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants.</p><p>According to the Courier-Journal, Bullitt Fiscal Court and eight cities in the county sued the Board of Health, saying the body doesn’t have the power to enact such rule changes.</p><p>That lawsuit is currently before the state Supreme Court.</p><p>The ban passed by the county fiscal court Wednesday doesn’t cover all work and public places, only select facilities owned by the county.</p><p>Two Kentucky state lawmakers <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/statewide-smoking-ban-put-forth-bipartisan-duo-kentucky-lawmakers" target="_blank">are sponsoring a bill </a>at the General Assembly that would create a statewide smoking ban.</p><p>A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/poll-majority-kentuckians-support-smoking-ban" target="_blank">a majority of Kentuckians support</a> a statewide smoking ban. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:28:36 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 42526 at http://wkyufm.org Bullitt Fiscal Court Passes Local Smoking Ban Covering County Buildings Former Wildcat Derek Anderson, Gov. Steve Beshear Join Rally for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkyufm.org/post/former-wildcat-derek-anderson-gov-steve-beshear-join-rally-statewide-smoking-ban <p>Supporters of a statewide smoking ban brought high-profile help from the world of sports while rallying Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda&nbsp; for their cause.</p><p>Urging Kentucky lawmakers to pass a statewide smoking ban, Gov. Steve Beshear and former University of Kentucky basketball player Derek Anderson spoke in favor of House Bill 190 at the rally. Currently more than 20 Kentucky communities have smoke-free laws, spanning across the state. And recent polls said that most Kentuckians support a ban.</p><p>Based on those facts, state Rep. Julie Raque Adam says the bill should be passed with bipartisan support.</p><p>"This is not a Republican or Democrat issue," said Raque Adams, a Louisville Republican who is sponsoring a House bill. "It's just one that makes sense for public health and Kentucky's economy." Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:41:29 +0000 26490 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana Smoking Ban Clears One More Legislative Hurdle http://wkyufm.org/post/indiana-smoking-ban-clears-one-more-legislative-hurdle <p>The Indiana Senate will soon take up a statewide smoking ban. The bill passed the Indiana Senate Policy Committee on an 8-2 vote Wednesday, following the measure&rsquo;s passage in the House. The smoking ban contains numerous exemptions, including those for casinos and private clubs. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:34:25 +0000 Associated Press 7935 at http://wkyufm.org