Beshear administration hands over records sought by media

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Governor Andy Beshear’s administration says it has handed over documents in multiple open records lawsuits that his predecessor, Governor Matt Bevin, had sought to keep secret.

The administration agreed to settle the suits by handing over documents in four cases and paying about $90,000 to the Courier Journal.

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The newspaper sought records about a project to build an aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky and records about a probe into claims by a former social services official of sexual harassment and discrimination.

The administration also agreed to release records sought by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting related to alleged harassment at two state agencies.