Decision Expected Soon in Barren County Jail Records Case

Aug 10, 2012

A judge is expected to decide soon whether all notes and recordings taken during an investigation into the Barren County Detention Center are public records and if any of the files will be edited before release.

Judge Phil Patton heard testimony Thursday in a lawsuit involving the Barren County Fiscal Court and Glasgow Daily Times.

The Daily Times reports that attorneys for both parties agree that audio recordings, interview notes and other materials provided this week by private investigator Michael J. Ober are open records.

The county paid Ober $3,500 in February to investigate allegations of sexual and criminal misconduct at the jail. Ober later told the fiscal court he had a complete report, but preferred to give it to the F.B.I.