Susan Westrom

Republican State Sen. Damon Thayer is sounding bullish about his party’s chances in November.

STORYCORPS: Passing A Statewide Smoke-Free Law

Feb 20, 2014
Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week in StoryCorps, meet the Lexington legislator trying to round up votes for passage of a statewide smoke-free law.

Josh James / WUKY

Anti-smoking advocates are cheering the passage of a statewide smoke-free bill out of a state House committee Thursday.

It’s the fourth year lawmakers in Frankfort are pressing for a statewide smoke-free law, but advocates say the momentum is now on their side.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  The Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee has given its approval to a bill that would create a panel of experts to review cases in which children are killed or seriously injured because of abuse or neglect.

Democratic state Rep. Susan Westrom of Lexington is pushing the legislation that requires the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide staff and administrative assistance to the group.