Another Eastern Kentucky community could become smoke free.
The Barbourville City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking in all buildings in the city. A resident pushing a ban presented Ashland's current ordinance to the council this week. A manager at Jack's Stop 'N Shop worries a ban could hurt business.
"We see a lot of tobacco products here and a lot of people like to come in and smoke and have a good time," James Warren said.
"I think they put their profits ahead of the health of their customers," John Sizemore said.
The Barbourville City Council will be holding a public forum in mid November to hear from residents on the issue. They'll be setting an exact date for that forum at a special meeting next week.