Smoking Ban

While some local residents may take a break from the work day to go outside and light up a cigarette, those who do so on White County-owned property will face a $300 fine after the White County Board of Commissioners’ Monday ruling.

White County Attorney George Loy introduced the second reading of a smoking ordinance, Ordinance 16-06-06-03, which expands on the law that prohibits smoking within county buildings.

“Already the law prohibits smoking within the courthouse, for instance, public buildings. This would extend this ban to the outside of all county-owned property and in all county vehicles. The law that prohibits smoking in public places permits any municipality, including the county, to expand that restriction if you wish, to expand that ban into all county vehicles,” Loy said.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Herald Journal.