Barren County Jail Report Posted Online

Mar 13, 2013

A southern Kentucky official has posted records from a jail investigation online.

The move comes after the Glasgow Daily Times won a months-long battle in Barren Circuit Court over access to the records. The case began when the newspaper filed an open records request last year with Barren Fiscal Court. The court ruled in February that the county had to hand over an unredacted copy of the report, which was produced by a private investigator for the Fiscal Court at a cost of $3,500.

Magistrate Chris Steward told the newspaper that he thought the website would give interested parties access to all the records in one easy format. Steward said the website contains unedited documents and audio files from the investigation.