Monday morning links: BG smoking ban up for vote; Packers, Steelers in Super Bowl

Herald Staff

Check out the Herald’s morning links every day for the high points in yesterday’s news, both local and national. Follow on twitter (@wkuheraldnews) for updates.


The second reading of an ordinance that would ban smoking at most indoor businesses in Bowling Green is set for 7 p.m. Monday in a special meeting of city commissioners. The ban will likely pass.

Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth writes on Kentucky’s impending secretary of state race, which will include Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker.

A video of University of Cumberlands guard Stephanie Quattrociocchi’s near-half-court shot is making the rounds. You can view the video here.


The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 21-14, in the NFC Championship game. The Pittsburgh Steelers then knocked off the New York Jets, 24-19, to win the AFC Championship. The Packers and Bears meet Feb. 6 in the Super Bowl.

Fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne died at age 96. LaLanne is said to have kept a good diet and exercise routine until his death.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is surprising doctors even as she stays in intensive care at a Houston hospital.

An ambulance that may have carried John F. Kennedy after he was shot in 1963 sold for $120,000 on Sunday at the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdalle, Ariz., despite claims that the ambulance might not be legit.