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Government
7:13 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Smoking Ban First Reading Passes in Hopkinsville

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The Hopkinsville City Council narrowly passed a first reading of a smoking ban Tuesday with Mayor Dan Kemp casting the deciding vote.  The ordinance can’t take effect, however, until a second reading is approved.  Mayor Kemp says the move puts Hopkinsville in line with neighboring cities that also have smoking bans in place.  Opponents of the ban say they don’t want to take away business owners’ rights.

Afternoon Update
4:36 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/22/12

"You are cutting a helpless 8-days-old baby," Petreikov says. "There are risks involved. You are cutting a healthy tissue. I think you should really think about it if you want to do it or not."

Today on NPR: A debate is growing among Israel's secular Jewish majority over the question of whether to circumcise newborn sons.

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Business
2:46 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Supporters Say Hopkinsville Smoke-Free Ordinance Good for Health, Economy

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The Hopkinsville City Council is reviving a smoking ordinance proposed earlier this year. Committee of the whole members consider the measure Thursday to ban smoking from indoor places such as restaurants and bars. Mayor Dan Kemp proposed the new law in April, and it was set to come up for a vote in June.

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Morning Cram
9:34 am
Mon May 7, 2012

the morning cram [you wouldn't believe it if I told you, but I can run like the wind blows edition]

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"For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." 

NPR reports the runner's high that pushes some beyond their bounds may have been an evolutionary development.

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Health & Welfare
6:36 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban

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A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. And its 2011 poll, taken last fall and released this week, shows that 54 percent of Kentuckians would approve an indoor statewide smoking ban.

Kentucky’s General Assembly has flirted with a law that would create a statewide smoking ban, but it has yet to fully make it through both chambers.

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Health
4:23 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Hopkinsville Mayor to Propose City Smoking Ban

Hopkinsville’s mayor says he thinks it’s time to join other major Kentucky cities in banning smoking indoors in public bulidings. Mayor Dan Kemp says he’ll introduce his proposal at tomorrow’s city council meeting. He says he wants to give time for people to voice their opposition to the ban, but so far residents’ opinions have been overwhelmingly positive. He says,

“Our health department ran a survey and our chamber of commerce ran a survey of businesses and about 80% of those responding to the surveys thought we needed a smoke-free law in Hopkinsville.”

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2012 General Assembly
2:58 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Colston on the Capitol

Lawmakers in Frankfort have been hard at work over the past week in the Kentucky General Assembly.  A proposed state-wide indoor smoking ban cleared its first legislative hurdle and the senate has passed four constitutional amendments.  Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Kenny Colston gives Rick Howlett the latest on what’s happening in Frankfort.

Smoking Ban Clears Health Committe
3:39 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Statewide Smoking Ban Bill Passes Committee

A proposal for a Kentucky statewide smoking ban has cleared its first hurdle. The House Health and Welfare committee passed the bill today.

The bill was expected to pass easily, but a few Republicans did vote against the measure because of concern for individual property rights.

Lexington doctor Sylvia Cerel-Suhl supports the ban. She says it's her right to go out in public and not be subjected to second-hand smoke.

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