Kentucky bill would exempt private devices from open records law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Government officials in Kentucky could discuss public business on their personal devices without having to disclose it, according to a surprise amendment moving quickly through the state legislature. A legislative committee amended House Bill 302 on Wednesday to change the definition of public record to say it “shall not include” any…

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Ky. Attorney General: WKU and KSU broke open records law in sex misconduct probes

The Kentucky Attorney General has ruled that Western Kentucky University violated the open records law by turning down requests from two student newspapers for sexual misconduct investigations into school employees.

In a ruling issued Monday, Attorney General Andy Beshear and Assistant Attorney Gordon Slone found WKU did not follow state law and ordered the university to "make immediate provision" for student reporters to inspect documents related to the investigations.

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