Bullitt Fiscal Court, et al. v Bullitt County Board of Health

The Bullitt County Board of Health enacted a regulation for the county prohibiting tobacco smoking in all enclosed public places, in enclosed places of employment, in certain outdoor public places, and in private clubs within the county. The Fiscal Court and eight cities within the county filed a petition against the Board, arguing that the Board usurped its authority. A trial court held the regulation invalid, but the Court of Appeals reversed.

In this decision, the state Supreme Court found the Board exceeded its statutory authority when adopting the smoking prohibition.  


Bullitt Fiscal Court, et. al. v. Bullitt County Board of Health, NO. 2013-SC-000023-DG (2014).

  • United States
  • Jun 19, 2014
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky



  • Bullitt Fiscal Court
  • City of Fox Chase
  • City of Hebron Estates
  • City of Hunters Hollow
  • City of Lebanon
  • City of Mount Washington
  • City of Shepherdsville

Defendant Bullitt County Board of Health

Legislation Cited

KRS 212.230

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