Friday, September 16, 2011

AG declares Pike utility's records open

The records of a controversial utility in Eastern Kentucky are covered by the state Open Records Act "because two public agencies supply at least 25 percent of the funds it expends in the state," The Associated Press reports. "Deputy Attorney General Patrick Hughes wrote that Utility Management Group, based in Pike County, must turn over records requested by the Pike [County] Fiscal Court."

Hughes found that two public agencies pay the company more than $11 million a year. "The company and various agencies have been locked in a records fight after officials became concerned because of an audit," AP reports, based on a story in the Appalachian News-Express. UMG head Greg May told the newspaper that the utility will appeal the ruling.

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