Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Smoking-ban trial set for bingo hall

Lexington's prohibition put to first test

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON - The trial for a Lexington bingo parlor accused of violating the city's recently implemented indoor-smoking ban will start Sept. 14, a Fayette County District Court judge ruled Tuesday.

Jackpot Bingo was the first business cited by county health department officials for violating the ban, which went into effect April 27.

District Judge David Hayse also ruled that the Florida-based company that owns the building, Lexington Bingo Associates LLC, has to answer the citation charge.

Defense attorney Jerry Wright said the company should fall under an exemption in the ordinance for private organizations because charities rent the bingo parlor.

Stephen Harris, the consumer-protection director in the health department's division of environmental health, said that because the public is allowed in the bingo parlor, it is subject to the ordinance.

Harris said 32 citations for violating the smoking ban have been issued to 17 businesses.

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