Letcher County board violated open meetings law

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The attorney general's office has concluded that the Letcher County Board of Education violated the state open meetings law by not saying the purpose of a closed session and by discussing general staffing issues that should have been talked about openly.

The Mountain Eagle of Whitesburg had asked the attorney general's office for an opinion on whether the school board had legitimately met in closed session at a meeting in May.

Assistant Attorney General James M. Herrick said in the opinion dated last Friday that it appears the school board had discussed general personnel matters in secret, a violation of the open meetings law, and that it didn't give the purpose of the closed session as required.

Mountain Eagle reporter Sally Barto appealed the matter to the attorney general.

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