Attorney Recommends Health Board suspend ban enforcement

Madisonville, KY – Now that the Hopkins County Fiscal Court's smoking ban is now in effect, the Board of Health's attorney has recommended members suspend enforcement of their competing regulation. The Madisonville Messenger reports attorney Joe Evans recommended Wednesday the Board of Health suspend enforcement of their smoking regulation for at least six months to give the County Attorney's office time to enforce the Fiscal Court's ordinance. The Board plans to take up the matter at its regular meeting in March. The board of health has begun enforcement activities against businesses in violation of the Fiscal Court ordinance. The Court's ordinance is less strict than the board of health's original ban, allowing smoking in private clubs and certain hotel rooms.