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Seal of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office

The Kentucky Attorney General issued the following open records decisions last week:

1. 23-ORD-010 (In re: Sean Southard/Office of the Governor)

Summary: The Office of the Governor did not violate the Open Records Act when it redacted communications that were purely personal under KRS 61.878(1)(r). However, the agency violated the Act when it denied a request for correspondence between or among 13 named individuals “mentioning or related to” a named individual, where the requester clarified that he only sought messages containing a specific search term.

2. 23-ORD-011 (In re: Crystal Young/Clark County Public School District)

Summary: The Clark County Public School District did not violate the Open Records Act when it could not provide access to records that do not exist.

3. 23-ORD-012 (In re: James Harrison/Administrative Office of the Courts) 

Summary: The Open Records Act does not apply to records of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

4. 23-ORD-013 (In re: Lisa Gannoe/Eastern Kentucky University)

Summary: Eastern Kentucky University violated the Open Records Act when it delayed access to public records on the basis that its employees, as opposed to the requested records, were unavailable.

5.  23-ORD-014 (In re: David Pennington/Strategic Security Corporation)

Summary: This Office cannot find that the Strategic Security Corporation violated the Open Records Act because it is not a public agency within the meaning of KRS 61.870(1) and therefore is not subject to the Act.


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