The Kentucky Attorney General issued the following open records decisions last week:
1. 23-ORD-032 )In re: Lawrence Trageser/Jeffersontown Fire Protection District)
Summary: The Jeffersontown Fire Protection District did not violate the Open Records Act when it did not provide a record that does not exist.
2. 23-ORD-033 (In re: Uriah Pasha/Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex)
Summary: The Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex did not violate the Open Records Act when it did not provide records that do not exist in its possession.
3. 23-ORD-034 (In re: Sebastian Kitchen/Kentucky Department of Agriculture)
Summary: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture violated the Open Records Act when it did not respond to a request to inspect records within five business days of receiving it.
4. 23-ORD-035 (In re: Woodrow Lawson, Jr./Williamsburg Police Department)
Summary: This Office cannot find that the Williamsburg Police Department failed to issue a timely response to a request under the Open Records Act when it claims it did not receive that request.
5. 23-ORD-036 (In re: Lawrence Trageser/Kentucky Department of Corrections)
Summary: This Office cannot find that the Kentucky Department of Corrections violated the Open Records Act because this Office is unable to resolve the factual dispute of whether a requester received a public agency’s response once the public agency provides proof that the response was mailed.
6. 23-ORD-037 (In re: Eric Hermansen/Kentucky State Penitentiary)
Summary: To invoke the Attorney General’s statutory authority to review an agency’s response to a request submitted under the Open Records Act, the requester must provide a copy of his or her original request and the agency’s response thereto.