Thursday, January 27, 2011

Newspapers sue to get Ky. child abuse records

By Deborah Yetter • The Courier-Journal • January 27, 2011

LOUISVILLE - The state's two largest newspapers have filed a lawsuit against the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, alleging officials are refusing to release records of some child abuse deaths and injuries even after a judge ruled last year that such documents must be released under the state open records law.

"The cabinet has deliberately evaded the court's ruling and has continued to intentionally violate the Open Records Act by refusing to disclose its records relating to cases where child abuse or neglect has resulted in fatalities or near-fatalities," said the lawsuit filed Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court by The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader. FULL STORY

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