Glasgow Newspaper Continues Fight for Jail Report

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) -- A Barren County newspaper is continuing its fight for records of a jail investigation.

The Glasgow Daily Times reports, its latest legal filing argues that local officials willfully withheld the records, and the county should pay the newspaper's legal fees.

Judge Phil Patton ruled in August, the county had to release the report on the Barren County Detention Center. The report was produced by a private investigator for the Barren County Fiscal Court at a cost of $3,500.

County officials have said they denied the request because they don't have physical possession of the report. But the newspaper argues the fiscal court intentionally voted not to take possession of the report so it wouldn't have to make it a public record.

The newspaper filed a motion September 10 to enforce the August 16 court order.

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