Kentucky coalition to host free webinar, outlining changes to state’s Open Records Act

The Kentucky Open Government Coalition will offer a free webinar — “Open Records 2021: What Do I Need to Know?” — at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) on Monday, June 21, 2021. Coalition co-director Jeremy Rogers, an open records practitioner with two decades of experience and a partner at Dinsmore and Shohl LLP, Louisville, will be…

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Judge suspects University of Louisville has been ‘hiding the ball’ with public records

Judge Barry Willett did not render a decision Friday afternoon, but he made clear his suspicions. The Jefferson County circuit court judge told attorneys for the University of Louisville he viewed the school’s position regarding an open records request for documents justifying then-President James Ramsey’s decision to withhold the men’s basketball team from postseason play…

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Kentucky Institute joins groups across spectrum opposing proposal to place public business on private devices outside open records reach

Groups and media organizations across the political spectrum were alarmed when, as the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government reported,  House Bill 302 was changed to reclassify government business done on private devices and accounts as outside the reach of the open records law. As a result, the independent nonpartisan Bluegrass Institute has joined with Forward…

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