O’Connell, U of L Settle Suits Over Hospital Merger Records

An agreement has been reached between the University of Louisville and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell that will end lawsuits he filed over hospital merger documents. O’Connell went to court seeking to force the university and U of L Hospital to turn over financial and other records related to the hospital’s pending merger with two […]

U of L Appeals Merger-Related Open Records Ruling

The University of Louisville has filed an appeal to an attorney general’s ruling regarding an Open Records dispute with the American Civil Liberties Union. Last summer, the ACLU filed an Open Records request for materials related to the pending merger of U of L Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Hospital System and Catholic Health Initiatives. U of […]

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 […]

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 […]

AG Opinion: Arena Authority Violated Open Records Act

The Kentucky Attorney General’s office says the Louisville Arena Authority is in partial violation of the state’s Open Records Act. While the attorney general’s office says the Arena Authority properly denied personal information like social security numbers and dates of birth, it improperly denied information like employees’ names, home zip codes, gender, race and pay rates.

A-G Finds Louisville Agency in Violation of Open Records Laws

from Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Consumer Advocate Network in Louisville recently violated state Open Records laws. At least that’s the opinion of the state attorney general’s office. In February, Rita Brooks requested specific contracts, salaries, minutes and budgetary information from the Kentucky Consumer Advocate Network, or KYCAN, of Louisville. An attorney for […]

A-G Rules on NKU Open Records Challenge

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Northern Kentucky University has partially prevailed in an Open Records challenge from a reporter with the school’s student newspaper. In March, reporter Jesse Call of the independent student newspaper, The Northerner, sought emails involving certain individuals employed by Northern Kentucky University. NKU denied the request, saying any emails that […]

AG's Office Upholds Open Records Request Denial

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The attorney general’s office is upholding the denial of records pertaining to the arrest of the executive director of a western Kentucky economic development corporation. In June, Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mark Manning was arrested in Frankfort on a DUI charge. He quickly pleaded guilty and […]