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Open records survey carried out in Ky.

The Kentucky Press Association, The Associated Press, various newspaper and professional groups and several university student programs carried out a public records survey to determine whether public offices are allowing citizens to view government documents. "More than 100 students, volunteers and newspaper employees visited four local government offices on Oct. 21 seeking specific public records. They were told to act as any ordinary citizen when making their requests in the government offices." The survey showed that while most offices abide by the state's Open Records Act, compliance is not consistent. A request to inspect the city budget was readily met whereas a request made to the County Jail led to jail employees becoming intimidating.<!-- Contributors to the project include The Associated Press' Mark R. Chellgren, Joe Biesk; Luke Saladin of The Kentucky Post; David Thompson of the Kentucky Press Association; Jim Hannah of The Kentucky Enquirer; Gregory A. Hall of The Courier-Journal; Al Cross of the Institute for Rural Journalism; -->

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