Some storms are possible during the morning and afternoon on Tuesday. Damaging winds and flooding will be the main threats. With an already soaked ground, expect strong winds to easily bring down some trees.
Until today, the Madison County Health Department was the only one in Kentucky to consider a smoking ban, then approve it. Now, the Hopkins County Health Department in western Kentucky has been tossed the hot potato by its fiscal court.
Hopkins Fiscal Court accepted a committee's recommendation
yesterday to take no action on a smoking ban and refer the proposal
to the health department. The action followed a July 24th committee
meeting when members discussed a number of objections to a smoking
ban. The majority of the magistrates expressed concerns over an
intrusion of government into business owners' rights.
The issue first became public in November when a Hopkins County
Central High School government class petitioned Fiscal Court to ban
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