Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Latest open records decisions

The Kentucky attorney general has issued two more open records decisions:

1. 09-ORD-071 (Mercer County)
Decision adopting 08-ORD-044; Northpoint Training Center did not violate the Open Recods Act in declining to provide copies to requester because his inmate account contained insufficient funds to pay the reproduction charges. In accordance with KRS 61.874(1), Friend v. Rees, Ky. App. 696 S.W. 2d 125 (1985), and prior decisions of this office, the denial is affirmed.

2. 09-ORD-072 (Campbell County)
Decision adopting 08-ORD-6; because records in the custody of the circuit court clerks are properly characterized as court records, which are not governed by the Open Records Act, rather than public records within the meaning of KRS 61.870(2), the attorney general has long recognized that circuit court clerks are not subject to the provisions of the Open Records Act. Consequently, the Campbell Circuit Court Clerk did not violate the act by failing to respond upon receipt of the request as would otherwise be required by KRS 61.880(1).

Full texts of the decisions can be found via the Links of Interest below.

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