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STORYCORPS: Northern Kentucky Advocate Discovers The Power Of The Pen

Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week meet a Northern Kentuckian who launched a letter writing campaign for no-smoking ordinances across the state.

Lexington's  history making vote more than ten years ago influenced many other counties, cities and towns to pass no-smoking ordinances.   Northern Kentuckian Denny Nafus has been involved in lobbying for smoking bans in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties.  He talks about the ups and downs of those efforts with Betsy Janes of the group, Smoke-Free Kentucky.

Special thanks to the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy for sharing the audio from its grant-funded oral history project.

Information on smoke free policies is available here.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.