KY Public radio sues U of Louisville Foundation

Louisville Public Media and Kentucky Public Radio have sued the University of Louisville Foundation claiming that it has failed to comply with Kentucky Open Records Law.

In the suit filed Thursday in Jefferson Circuit Court, the media company that runs WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting claims that it requested documents from the foundation in February and that the foundation didn't respond within the three business days allowable under the law. Then, the foundation claimed that some of the document requests were too burdensome.

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Kentucky to pay papers nearly $700K to settle open records suit

Kentucky will pay the state's two largest newspapers nearly $700,000 to settle a long-running dispute over access to records of child abuse deaths and serious injuries.

The agreement ends seven years of litigation that resulted in far-reaching public access to state social service records in cases where children die or are seriously injured by abuse or neglect.

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Kentucky high court rules against advocacy group in open-records case

Weighing in on an open-records case involving some of Kentucky's most vulnerable residents, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an advocacy group failed to qualify for access to documents related to the deaths of some people in the state's care.

The case pitted the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services against the nonprofit Council on Developmental Disabilities. Continue…

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Wanted: a Kentuckian who champions the First Amendment and transparent government

The Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky is requesting nominations for its annual James Madison Award to recognize a Kentuckian for outstanding service to the First Amendment. The award, created in 2006, honors the nation’s fourth president, whose extraordinary efforts led to the passage and ratification of the Bill of Rights.

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Louisville Metro Government releases first Open Data Report

Louisville Metro Government has put 71 new datasets online in the past year, bringing the total to 107, a 197 percent increase, according to the city’s first annual Open Data Report released today.

The report — presented to Mayor Greg Fischer by Jason Ballard, the city’s director of Metro Technology Services — is part of an executive order signed in 2013 to summarize the current state of data availability in Metro Government and present plans for continued improvement of public access to information.

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