Smoking ban in Bullitt County to take effect soon

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Bullitt County, Ky. (WHAS11) — Soon a smoking ban will be in effect in Bullitt County.

“It's too cold, but when you got to have it, you gotta do what you have to do. You gotta respect people,” Larry and Rita Logsdon said.
 
The ban isn't in place yet but Larry and Rita Logsdon are taking their cigarettes outside anyways. They thought they couldn't smoke inside the Bullitt County Judicial Center-- there are signs saying not to-- but that's not the case yet. Beginning Feb. 1, smoking here will not be allowed.

“This is an ordinance that allows no smoking in Bullitt County fiscal owned buildings,” County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts said.

There are nine other buildings that will prohibit smoke including the courthouse and jail. Wednesday the fiscal court voted 4 to1 in favor of the ban.  Roberts is one of the four supporters. She says a constituent proposed the ordinance and the court decided to vote on it. Roberts believes there won't be much of an adjustment once the ban is put into effect.

“I'm very pleased to say I have not seen anyone smoking in this building or smelled it,” Roberts said.

The vote will ensure that no one lights up.

“This ordinance will give teeth to those stickers,” Roberts said.

Roberts says the ban is important because Bullitt County residents must go to these public places and shouldn't be subjected to cigarette smoke. It appears smokers understand.

“If we gotta smoke, we will deal with the weather,” Logsdon said. 

 

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