Attorney general: UK violated Kentucky’s open records law

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky attorney general’s office has ruled that the University of Kentucky violated state law when it denied a request for details of a committee’s meetings.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports that Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office determined on May 19 that the UK HealthCare Compensation Planning Committee failed to conduct “an adequate search for requested meeting minutes.” The attorney general had asked for the search method the cabinet used to locate records in response to a request by a newspaper.

UK General Counsel William Thro’s previously argued the attorney general isn’t authorized to review a denial of records based on their stated nonexistence. The attorney general’s office rejected Thro’s argument.

UK officials have not yet decided if they will appeal.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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