Kentucky coalition launches website, providing updates and opinions on legislation

The Kentucky Open Government Coalition has launched a website, which features blog posts on issues of transparency, updates and opinions on legislation, and information about the coalition and how to support it. The Kentucky coalition was established in 2019. “Our goal is to galvanize supporters of the public’s right to know how state and local…


ACLU representing blogger in U of Louisville lawsuit over basketball scandal documents

Represented by the Amercian Civil Liberties Union, a blogger has asked a judge to find that the University of Louisville violated the state’s open records law and rule that documents related to its self-imposed postseason basketball ban should be made public.

In a court filing on Friday, attorneys for Dr. Peter Hasselbacher also asked Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Barry Willett to order U of L to pay attorney’s fees and cost of litigation.


Sheriff’s department overcharged for records on CD

From FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Meade County Sheriff’s Department has violated the Open Records Act by charging $10 for a CD containing six photographs.

That finding by the attorney general’s office was released on Tuesday. It held that charging more than the cost of the CD subverted the intent of Kentucky law governing access to public records.

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Jailer ‘subverted’ Kentucky Open Records Act

From The Times Tribune:  An open records appeal by Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell got a response from the state attorney general’s office dated May 15.

And it states Whitley County Jailer Ken Mobley “subverted” Kentucky’s Open Records Act in response to a request made by the sheriff earlier this year.



Special Edition: NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 23, 2012

We so liked the State FOIA Friday this week, we thought we’d give it this second and special edition.

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week: