Open Records Act

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In the mid 70s, Kentucky established a right of access to public records through the Open Records Act. Nearly 40 years later, this act is being jeopardized by restrictive new bill proposals. Amye Bensenhaver, director of the KY Open Government Coalition, visits Sounds Good to discuss the law, amendments, and the fight to maintain civilian and media access to public records.

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  State Senator Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, said he plans on reintroducing a revised version of a controversial bill this week, that critics say would gut the Kentucky open records law.


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A state senator who pre-filed a bill that would broadly restrict access to public records said the bill was authored by someone else, and he’s open to making changes based on transparency concerns.

State Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, said in an interview with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting on Monday evening that he’s listening to criticism about his proposed legislation. As written, it would exempt several state agencies and local officials from having to release personnel records, disciplinary records, financial information and other information to the public.

Andy Beshear, Official Photo

A court hearing this morning will determine if Attorney General Andy Beshear can intervene in a lawsuit between Western Kentucky University and its student newspaper.

University of Louisville

settlement has been reached between WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and the University of Louisville Foundation in a suit filed by the center over the release of financial and other documents.

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A Kentucky Attorney General opinion says the University of Louisville violated the state’s Open Records Act and must release documents regarding an analysis of the schools financial controls.