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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oldham County residents comment on smoking ban

At the Skylight Country Store on U.S. 42, the regulars gather for a hamburger, some conversation, and often, a cigarette. And thats the way owner Donna Claggett wants it to remain. Claggett was among a handful of people who turned out at a public meeting this week to speak against proposed smoking restrictions in Oldham County. If me as the owner and my customers that are regulars dont care about the smoking, why should people that dont patronize my store care? she asked. Where do we draw the line on regulations? It was the second of three public meetings scheduled this month, and more than 20 people came to discuss the proposed ordinance. For Claggett, one concern is that the government would be taking control of the use of a legal product, she said.

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