open records

3:56 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute

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.

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.

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2:31 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

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

Credit Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library, Facebook

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.

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4:02 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Haslam Makes No Change to Open Records Laws


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.

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