KY Attorney General's Office Critical Of Hopkins County-Madisonville Library Records Keeping

Apr 16, 2013

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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.

Madisonville Messenger Reporter LaMar Bryan says he can't speculate any wrongdoing, but wants to know how the renovation process was handled. Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver’s decision also indicates board’s “inability to locate and retrieve the records is indicative of records mismanagement warranting intervention by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.” The library moved from an older location into the Parkway Plaza Mall last December.