FLORENCE, Ky. - As county administrators in Northern Kentucky are working on the latest proposed regional indoor smoking ban for public places, the debate continues.
Inside the Florence Holiday Inn Thursday night, it was standing room only as members of the Boone County Businessmen Association let their voices be heard.
The proposed regional smoking ban for public places effects Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. While the final decision is up to the fiscal court, a date on the final vote has not been determined.
Even with no date, business owners and residents at times gave clashing opinions.
"Half the people, and it was almost divided down the middle, felt we should not have smoking at all anywhere. The other half felt will let the businesses make the decision. And of course as you know, especially in the city of Florence, over two thirds of the businesses are non-smoking. So I don't know what the answer is going to be," said Ted Bushelman with the Boone County Businessman Association.
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