Hopkinsville residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not a smoking ban will be implemented city wide.
Hopkinsville City Council once again discussed the city’s proposed smoking ordinance tonight and on a 6 to 5 vote decided to postpone taking action on the first reading of the proposed ordinance.
Councilwoman Ann Cherry says she was in favor of delaying taking action because Mayor Dan Kemp set a precedent.
The motion to delay action passed with council members Phillip Brooks, Kimberly McCarley, Don Ahart, Peggy Everett and Charlie Henderson voting against it.
Councilman Henderson explains why he was not in favor of postponing voting until the next council meeting.
A smoking ban was first introduced by Mayor Dan Kemp in an effort to protect the health of all citizens, but since that time Committee of the Whole recently passed a completely different kind of ordinance that was proposed by Councilman Paul Henson, who proposed making restaurants choose to be smoking or non-smoking and to no longer allow them to feature separate sections.