Louisville, KY – A state-wide survey shows that most public officials obey the state's Open records Act by allowing citizens to view government documents.
But overall compliance is not uniform.
The first audit of compliance with Kentucky's Open records Act in 114 of the state's 120 counties drew responses from hostility and suspicion to cooperation and helpfulness.
More than 100 students, volunteers and newspaper employees visited four local government offices seeking specific public records. They were told to act as any ordinary citizen when making their requests.
The survey was organized by the Kentucky Press Association, the Associated Press, various newspaper and professional groups and several university student programs.