Cabinet ordered to pay newspapers, legal fees

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled that the Cabinet for
Health and Family Services must pay more than $16,000 in penalties
to three newspapers plus about $57,000 in attorneys' fees over
access to records concerning children who were killed or nearly
killed from abuse and neglect.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd's orders Thursday
were in cases involving the Lexington Herald-Leader, The
Courier-Journal and the weekly Todd County Standard, the
Herald-Leader reported ( The newspapers sued
over access to the records, and Shepherd ruled the cabinet had
improperly withheld the documents.
Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller said in an
email Thursday night from the cabinet that the agency is
considering options regarding the award. She said that to protect
children's privacy, the expense "was definitely well worth the
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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