Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear wants to join in an open records dispute between Kentucky State University and a student newspaper.
Beshear's office said Tuesday he filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court seeking to intervene.
At issue is KSU's refusal to turn over records related to an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The University of Kentucky's student newspaper is seeking the records.
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A Kentucky judge has sided with the state's flagship university in an open-records dispute involving a student newspaper's dogged pursuit of documents it wants to review in a sexual harassment investigation of a former professor.
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The case between UK and the Kernel has been cited by other universities in multiple denials of documents and information, but some universities have released information about the numbers of investigations conducted.
Western Kentucky University and Kentucky State University denied all records in a fashion similar to UK.
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The confidential informant had an explosive tip for the University of Kentucky’s campus newspaper: An associate professor of entomology had been accused of groping students, and the college, after an investigation, had permitted him to leave quietly.
On the trail of a hot story, the paper, The Kentucky Kernel, requested files from the university. Officials turned over some documents, but they contained few details.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The University of Kentucky has filed a lawsuit against its student-run newspaper to appeal a state attorney general's opinion that said the school violated the Kentucky Open Records Act.
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The University of Kentucky violated state law when it denied a request for details of meetings held by a committee that decides doctors’ salaries, the Kentucky attorney general’s office has ruled.
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