MORE KENTUCKY NEWS
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
Ky Supreme Court orders 30-year-old bid-rigging statement released, rejects privacy argument
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:35 AM EST
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a bid-rigging statement made by a highway contractor almost 30 years ago can be released to the news media.
Justice Lisbeth Hughes Abramson wrote for the court that the public has a right to know what the government was up to. Justices Will T. Scott and Michelle Keller dissented, saying the statement is likely not of great public interest.
Media including The Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Associated Press asked for the statement after it was mentioned in a 2008 federal bribery case against Lawson.