open records http://wkms.org en Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute http://wkms.org/post/judge-fines-kentucky-cabinet-756k-records-dispute <p></p><p>A state judge has fined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services more than $750,000 dollars because it "willfully circumvented" open-records law by not fully releasing records of child abuse fatalities and near deaths.</p><p>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Monday that the cabinet made a "mockery" of the Open Records Act by maintaining that documents remain confidential. Shepherd ordered the cabinet to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs to be decided. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:56:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 37576 at http://wkms.org Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute KY Attorney General's Office Critical Of Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Records Keeping http://wkms.org/post/ky-attorney-generals-office-critical-hopkins-county-madisonville-library-records-keeping <p></p><p>The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office says the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library board subverted the Open Records Act by not producing renovation project documents requested two months ago by a local newspaper. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:31:28 +0000 John Walker 30647 at http://wkms.org KY Attorney General's Office Critical Of Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Records Keeping Haslam Makes No Change to Open Records Laws http://wkms.org/post/haslam-makes-no-change-open-records-laws <p></p><p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won't change how the executive branch handles open records requests. Haslam says his initial concerns about the abuse of open records laws have been put to rest. He has instructed his cabinet to expedite getting records to the public and news media. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:02:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24345 at http://wkms.org Haslam Makes No Change to Open Records Laws