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Smoking Ban Proposal Stalled In County Legislative Body

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - Somerset officials again discussed a proposed smoking ban, but took no action.

The county fiscal court met Wednesday and an anti-smoking coalition presented a petition signed by 36 Pulaski County doctors, urging the court to pass an anti-smoking ordinance.

Al Perkins of the Pulaski County Smoke Free Coalition told member he wanted them to see he wasn't the only advocate for smoke-free public places.

Measure opponent Willie Ramsey said he doesn't want the ordinance because it isn't biblical and because it abridges the property rights of business owners.

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Information from: The Commonwealth Journal, http://www.somerset-kentucky.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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