Hopkinsville City Council is expected to discuss and vote on a controversial ordinance that stirs up the age-old debate about personal freedom and the overall health of the general public during tomorrow night's council meeting.
Council members will be deciding on whether or not to approve the first reading of Mayor Dan Kemp’s proposed smoking ban ordinance that was amended to exclude bars and liquor stores.
Ward 12 Councilman Phillip Brooks explains why he is concerned about the proposed ordinance.
Councilman Brooks explains why fellow council members decided to exempt bars and liquor stores.
Mayor Dan Kemp says the proposed ordinance is meant to promote healthy living and that studies have shown that second-hand smoke is detrimental to a person’s health.