Media organizations oppose open-records restrictions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A coalition of open government advocates including The Associated Press is opposing a bill that they say weakens Kentucky’s open records law. The bill imposes a residency requirement on open records requests and gives lawmakers the ability to deny requests without the option of appeal. Legislators in the Kentucky House voted 71-27 last Friday to advance the bill. It now heads to the Senate for a committee hearing.