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Kentucky’s Records Response Only 59%; Still, Things Are Better

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http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? Tom and Pat Gish have battled government secrecy for in their Whitesburg, Ky, Mountain Eagle for almost 50 years. Public officials ” passed resolutions saying we were not privileged to be present, Tom Gish recalled as state newspapers were conducting audit of official compliance with a public records law Gish acknowledges has improved things for the media and public. Overall compliance in the records audit was 59 percent, with county jailers failing to produce jail logs in 75 percent of the requests and city halls providing the budget records requested 87% of the time. (2/13/05)