Kentucky Freedom of Information

The Kentucky Open Records Act under statutes KRS 61.870 to 61.884 is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of government bodies at all levels in Kentucky so that citizens have some idea of what is happening with their government.  Moreover, pursuant to KRS 61.870 to 61.884, “free and open examination of public records is in the public interest and the exceptions provided for by KRS 61.878 or otherwise provided by law shall be strictly construed, even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment to public officials of others.”

Furthermore, as a part of freedom of information, the Kentucky Open Meetings Act legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted.  The statement of purpose of the Open Meetings Act says, “The General Assembly finds and declares that the basic policy of KRS 61.870 to 61.884 is that free and open examination of public records is in the public interest and the exceptions provided for by KRS 61.878 or otherwise provided by law shall be strictly construed, even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment to public officials or others.”

 


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