Kentucky State Police v. Courier-Journal, Franklin Circuit Court (2009)

The Courier-Journal sought access to the KSP’s sex offender registry database. The KSP denied the request, and the Attorney General held that KSP violated the Open Records Act. KSP appealed to Franklin Circuit Court, arguing that its software was proprietary and confidential. The court affirmed the Attorney General’s decision and awarded attorneys’ fees and costs to the newspaper because the KSP’s denial was a willful violation of the Open Records Act.