June 27, 1997

In re: Kathy Lyons/Calloway County Fiscal Court

Open Records Decision

This matter having been presented to the Attorney General in an open records appeal, and the Attorney General being sufficiently advised, we find that the Calloway County Fiscal Court did not violate provisions of KRS 61.870 to 61.884 in responding to Kathy Lyons's March 12, May 7, and May 20, 1997, requests for information pertaining to jail personnel and a geotech study on a judicial building site. We believe that 96-ORD-146, and in particular the discussion at page 4, is controlling. A copy of 96-ORD-146 is attached hereto and incorporated by reference. Consistent with the principles set forth in 96-ORD-146, Ms. Lyons may reformulate and resubmit her request as a request for documents rather than information.

A party aggrieved by this decision may appeal it by initiating action in the appropriate circuit court pursuant to KRS 61.880(5) and KRS 61.882. Pursuant toKRS 61.880(3), the Attorney General should be notified of any action in circuit court, but should not be named as a party in that action or in any subsequent proceeding.

A. B. Chandler III

Attorney General

Amye L. Bensenhaver

Assistant Attorney General


Distributed to:

Kathy Lyons

Maple Grove Farm

187 Satterwhite Lane

Murray KY 42071-8840

J. D. Williams

Calloway County Judge/Executive


101 S. 5th Street

Murray KY 42071

David L. Harrington

Calloway County Attorney

P. O. Box 921

Murray KY 42071