The Kentucky Attorney General issued the following open records decisions last week:
1. 22-ORD-244 (In re: Perry Probus/LaGrange Police Department)
Summary: The LaGrange Police Department violated the Open Records Act when it failed to respond to a request within five business days. The Department did not violate the Act when it did not provide records that do not exist in its possession.
2. 22-ORD-245 (In re: Kurt Wallace/University of Louisville)
Summary: The University of Louisville violated the Open Records Act when it attempted to require the use of a particular form for submitting an open records request. The University also violated the Act when it asked the Appellant to provide additional “proof” of residency after he stated he owned property in Kentucky.
3. 22-ORD-246 (In re: Jeffrey Moles/City of Wilder)
Summary: This Office cannot find that the City of Wilder violated the Open Records Act when it provided what the Appellant considered to be an incomplete record.
4. 22-ORD-247 (In re: Carlos Thurman/Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex)
Summary: The Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex did not violate the Open Records Act when it denied a request for a record that does not exist within its possession.
5. 22-ORD-248 (In re: Melanie Barker/Cabinet for Health and Family Services)
Summary: The Cabinet for Health and Family Services violated the Open Records Act, within the meaning of KRS 61.880(4), when it did not respond to a request to inspect records within five business days of receiving it. The Office cannot consider an appeal filed before the statutory period for an agency to respond to a request expires.