Regional
11:38 am
Fri May 14, 2004

Business will Challenge Lexington's Smoking Ban

Lexington, KY – A business cited for violating Lexington's smoking ban is challenging
the law in court. Rather than pay the one hundred dollar fine for
the health department's citation, Jackpot Bingo will fight the issue.

Attorney Jerry Wright entered a not guilty plea in Fayette District
Court on behalf of the bingo hall. The case could result in the
organization paying the fine plus court costs, but Wright predicts
the bingo hall will prevail. He says the bingo hall is a non-profit
organization.

Earlier this week, the health department received 76 complaints
related to illegal smoking since Lexington's smoking ban was
enforced on April 27th.