Bullitt County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=1

313,914,040 4,380,415 75,896
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=6

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 30%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 31%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Bullitt

KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 23%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=48

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.?

N/A 13% 14%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 189.6
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 193.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Bullitt

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 62.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Bullitt

National Cancer Institute: http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin/quickprofiles/profile.pl?21&003#incidence

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

10.8 13 12.2
USA Kentucky Bullitt
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Bullitt County Ordinance

Scheduled for implementation September 15, 2011. More information coming soon.

07/23/14

Meeting to Discuss New Smoking Ban in Madison County

WKYT | JERRIKA INSCO | JULY 23, 2014 For seven years, people in Madison County have been told they can’t smoke in indoor public places. But last month, the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down Bullitt County’s smoking ban, which was enacted by a board of health and not elected officials.

04/10/14

Ruling on Smoking Ban Legislation to Take Months

THE COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | APRIL 10, 2014 Opponents and supporters of a Bullitt County smoking ban argued their cases before the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday — almost three years after the Bullitt County Board of Health enacted the ban, which would affect all workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

04/04/14

Hearing Will Determine Health Board’s Authority

THE COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | APRIL 4, 2014 Health and government officials statewide won’t have to wait much longer for a decision — three years in the making — that could determine limits for county health boards’ authority.

03/27/14

Bullitt County Health Department Encouraging Businesses to go Smoke-Free

WDRB.COM | GIL CORSEY | MARCH 27, 2014 The Bullitt County Health Department lights up another smoking ban debate, as leaders face what may be their last chance to force change.

02/22/14

Bullitt Board of Health Backs Smoking Ban in Response to Suit

THE COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | FEBRUARY 22, 2014 A smoking ban approved by the Bullitt County Board of Health would not interfere with bans passed by local or state governments, the health board said in its response to a lawsuit pending in the Kentucky Supreme Court.

01/26/14

Kentucky Supreme Court to Decide Who has the Authority to Enact Ban in Bullitt County

COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | JANUARY 26, 2014 Bullitt Fiscal Court’s recent decision to ban smoking in county-owned buildings prompted a new question in the county’s long debate over smoking: Does the ban repeal a 2011 Bullitt Board of Health regulation that prohibits smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants?

01/15/14

Enacting Smoking Ban Means Respecting Heritage of Tobacco, Health Directors Say

THE LANE REPORT | MELISSA PATRICK | JANUARY 15, 2014 The toughest challenge in passing a local smoking ban is ensuring that some in the community don’t see it as a personal attack on their livelihood, character or heritage, said two public-health directors who succeeded in the effort.

01/15/14

Bullitt County Smoking Ban Passes, Some Unhappy

WHAS11 | ALEX SCHUMAN | JANUARY 15, 2014 People came out to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court meeting to argue against the smoking ordinance they planned on passing. Not because it bans smoking in public building but because it does not ban smoking anywhere else.

12/30/13

Bullitt Fiscal Court to Vote on Smoking Ban Ordinance

THE COURIER JOURNAL | BAILEY LOOSEMORE | DECEMBER 30, 2013 A proposed ordinance banning smoking in all government buildings would overrule a Board of Health regulation currently pending before the Kentucky Supreme Court, Bullitt County attorney Monica Robinson said. The ban would not apply to private property or buildings — unlike the Board of Health ban, which, if approved by the Supreme Court, would outlaw smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants.

02/14/13

Derek Anderson leads Smoke Free Kentucky rally; House to vote

WHAS11.com | Joe Arnold | February 14, 2013 FRANKFORT, Ky. — It was 2006 and former University of Kentucky basketball great Derek Anderson was on top of the world. He had just won the NBA championship with the Miami Heat and was enjoying a reunion with his father, who he hadn’t seen since he was a child. “His name was Thomas Williams. And he was 6’9,” three inches taller than me,” Anderson recalled. His 61 year old father was a smoker since the age of 17.