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Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 61.870 and the Open Records Act (ORA) define a public record as "all books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, discs, diskettes, recordings, software, or other documentation regardless of physical form or characteristics, which are prepared, owned, used, in the possession of or retained by a public agency."
KRS 61.878 specifically itemizes a number of exclusions to which public records may be disclosed. Requested records will be provided in accordance with these exclusions and in accordance with the opinions of the Kentucky Attorney General. In part, the following records are exempt from an information request under KRS 61.878 (1)
Public records or information the disclosure of which is otherwise prohibited by federal law or regulation, and public records or information the disclosure of which is prohibited or restricted or otherwise made confidential by an enactment of the General Assembly (KRS 61.878 (1)(j & k)).
To make an Open Records Request, you must submit a written request to:
Kentucky Dept. for Juvenile Justice
Office of Legal Services
Attn: Capella McFarland, Administrative Specialist III
1025 Capital Center Dr., 3rd floor
Frankfort, KY 40601-8205
An open records request may be sent utilizing the standardized open records request form provided by the Kentucky Office of Attorney General. However, it is not required.