The Kentucky Attorney General this summer sided with Eastern Kentucky University's Progress student newspaper, deciding it should have access to university police reports free from widespread redactions. The attorney general's opinion, in response to a filing earlier this year by the paper, said the university police department was misusing Kentucky law intended to protect privacy interests to over-censor its reports.
A Kentucky judge grantedThe Louisville Courier-Journal’s request to make public the juvenile record of a man now charged with murder. Jefferson District Judge Angela McCormick Bisig made the decision so the public can determine whether the homicide charges against Kenneth Eastridge for killing a neighbor when he was a child were handled properly.
The embattled chief of a coal-producing company warned an ABC News producer that he was “liable to get shot” if he took video of him.
The incident occurred earlier this week in Kentucky when the producer, Asa Eslocker, was seeking comment from Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship regarding his controversial relationship with the chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court.