Parties want to join in suit over smoking ban

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Hearing to be held in August on disputes over health board’s action

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The smoking ban approved by the Bullitt Count Board of Health won’t go into effect until September. But before it does, there will be legal issues that must be decided.

Attorneys for the health department, Bullitt Fiscal Court, the eight cities and several parties which have asked to join the litigation spoke with Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress on Monday.

At the end of the brief legal discussion, Burress set an Aug. 25 hearing date on the lawsuit challenging the ability of the health board to impose the smoking ban in the county.

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