Bardstown Council to Vote This Week on Smoking Ban

by Stephanie Crosby

The Bardstown City Council votes this week on a second reading of a smoking ban that would apply to all public buildings and businesses there.

Bardtown Mayor Dick Heaton cast the deciding vote two weeks ago at the ordinance’s first reading. The council was split three-to-three.

Assistant City Administrator Larry Green says people who fall on both sides of the issue have been debating since then.

“It’s still being discussed pretty vigorously I’d say,” says Green. “It’s been in the newspaper and of course just around town people are talking about it. People have very strong feelings on both sides of it.”

The ban has no exemptions and would go into effect in 90 days if it is approved on second reading on Tuesday.