The Courier-Journal 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 Shredded Documents Raise Suspicions In Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/shredded-documents-raise-suspicions-frankfort <p></p><p>A Louisville attorney on Tuesday called for a criminal investigation into the former head of the Legislative Research Commission who told a Kentucky newspaper that he returned to the Capitol on Sunday, two days after he resigned, and shredded documents.</p><p>Thomas Clay wants state police or the attorney general's office to open a probe into what kind of documents former LRC Director Bobby Sherman destroyed. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:05:20 +0000 The Associated Press & Roger Alford 35170 at http://wkms.org Shredded Documents Raise Suspicions In Frankfort Courier-Journal Taps Next Executive Editor http://wkms.org/post/courier-journal-taps-next-executive-editor <p></p><p>The Courier-Journal has tapped a new executive editor. The Louisville newspaper announced today that Neil Budde will replace Bennie Ivory, who retired earlier this year after holding the position since 1997.</p><p>Budde is an Internet journalism veteran. He served as the editor and publisher of the Wall Street Journal Online until 2002, and later landed at Yahoo to run its new operation. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:22:52 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35017 at http://wkms.org Courier-Journal Taps Next Executive Editor