Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says he will likely propose some type of no-smoking in public places ordinances at the March meeting of the Hopkinsville City Council Committee of the Whole.
Appearing on the Early Bird Show Friday, Mayor Kemp said the issue is part of the community’s health initiative and said dozens of other Kentucky cities have already passed no-smoking ordinances.
The mayor said industrial prospects have inquired about Hopkinsville’s smoking laws in the past and he believes it’s time to act now.
If Mayor Kemp sticks to the March timetable, that committee meeting would be March 22nd in Council Chambers. The mayor also mentioned the Rails to Trails project and better sidewalks as important parts of the health initiative.