AG’s Office Rules Form Letters Cannot Delay Open Records

Form letters are not the proper way to delay a response to an Open Records request in Kentucky. That’s the legal opinion of the attorney general’s office. On April 4th, Thomas Clifford sought medical records relating to himself from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Frankfort. The cabinet had three days to respond, but […]

Judge Rules for Marathon in Gouging Case

A Frankfort judge, in a price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum, has refused to force the oil company to roll back gas prices in Kentucky. In the wake of April flooding, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway accused Marathon Petroleum of price gouging during a State of Emergency declared on April 26th. Conway wanted Franklin Circuit […]

Attorney General’s Opinion Does Not Change Court Records Access

A recent decision from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office regarding the Open Records Act is unlikely to have any larger ramifications. The office declared this week that court records are not subject to the state’s Open Records Act. The decision came in response to a case out of Paducah. A man who was denied documents by […]

Court Records Not Open Records

Update: The Attorney General’s decision is unlikely to affect the openness of court records. The Kentucky attorney general’s office says court records are not subject to the state’s Open Records Act. A Paducah case is at the heart of the opinion. Anton Thomas sought any and all records, statements and documents pertaining to a September 2009 […]

University Physicians Associates Declared Public Agency

Despite protestations to the contrary, University Physicians Associates at the University of Louisville School of Medicine is a public agency.  At least that’s the opinion of the state attorney general’s office. Under Kentucky’s Open Records Act, Louisville-Courier Journal reporter Tom Loftus sought five years of documentation on employees, salaries and other financial matters at University […]

AG’s Office Rules That Tourism Officials Cannot Withhold Ark Encounter Studies

State Representative Darryl Owens of Louisville had sought economic impact studies for a northern Kentucky park that would present a literal interpretation of the biblical flood story. The park has received preliminary approval for up to $37 million in tax incentives. Owens’s open records request for the economic studies was denied, because tourism officials said the documents were proprietary.

AmeriHealth To Pay Kentucky $2 Million

AmeriHealth handles day-to-day operations for Passport Health Plan. Their payment to the state comes after a nine-month investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway’s office. Conway says AmeriHealth falsified cervical cancer screenings in order to receive a bonus from the state.

Kentucky Primary Races Set

The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.

Candidate Filing Deadline For 2011 Is Tuesday

There were many more races on the ballot last year, and that drew hundreds of candidates. And the posts up for election ranged from county clerks to Congressional seats. Just state races and special elections are on the ballot this year. But Secretary of State spokesperson Les Fugate says that doesn’t mean the hours before the deadline will be dull.