Phil Patton

Regional
3:29 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Glasgow Paper Continues Fight for Jail Report

A newspaper in Barren County is continuing its fight for records of a jail investigation. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that its latest legal filing argues local officials willfully withheld the records and the county should pay the newspaper's legal fees.

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Regional
3:21 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Barren County Appeals Open Records Decision Involving Newspaper, Jail

Barren County officials are appealing a judge's order to release an investigative report on the local jail to The Glasgow Daily Times. The newspaper, meanwhile, has asked a judge to hold county officials in contempt for not releasing the document.

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Regional
10:45 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Judge: Report on Barren County Jail Must be Released

A judge in southern Kentucky has ordered Barren County to release an investigative report on the local jail to The Glasgow Daily Times, but information may be edited out as allowed by law.

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Regional
10:16 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Decision Expected Soon in Barren County Jail Records Case

A judge is expected to decide soon whether all notes and recordings taken during an investigation into the Barren County Detention Center are public records and if any of the files will be edited before release.

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Regional
10:20 am
Tue June 5, 2012

South-Central Kentucky Judge Says High Number of Plea Bargains Means Low Number of Jury Trials

Jury duty: some people like it, a lot of people hate it. Regardless of their thoughts on the issue, many of those who are called for jury duty won’t ever take part in a trial. That’s at least partly because—for better or worse—so many cases result in plea bargains that are arranged by the prosecutors and defense attorneys ahead of time.

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