GREENUP, Ky. (AP) -- The northeastern Kentucky city of Greenup is planning to blow the smoke out of all city-owned buildings and cars.
An ordinance banning smoking in any of the five city facilities is expected to go into place after the ordinance is read for a second time next month. The initial reading passed Tuesday night.
Mayor Lundie Meadows told The Independent (http://bit.ly/MIZXoK ) that he has no intention of pushing for a city-wide smoking ban in public buildings similar to an ordinance in nearby Ashland.
Meadows said citizens come to facilities like the city building to do business and should not be subjected to secondhand smoke, which he described as a "nuisance." The same goes for state employees who visit and work at city facilities.