Hopkinsville residents will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not a public smoking ban will take effect.
During last night’s council meeting, council members were split down the middle, with Mayor Dan Kemp having to vote and breaking the tie.
Council members Wesley Grimes, Paul Henson, Marby Schlegel, Patricia Bell,Ann Cherry and Jimmy Dossett voted against the smoking ban.
Councilman Dossett says he is disappointed that the public smoking ban ordinance passed on first reading during last night’s city council meeting.
Council members will be voting on the second reading of the ordinance at the October 16th meeting and if it passes, it will take effect on January 1st.