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Amye Bensenhaver: In UK vs. Kernel, just ask: Whose privacy is being protected?

“Kentucky Kernel editor-in-chief and reporter William Wright appeals the University of Kentucky’s denial of his request ‘to obtain copies of all records detailing the investigation by the University of Kentucky or the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity of a tenured professor and any allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or any other misconduct by [the professor].’ “The...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Letters for families — find common ground in conversations about liberty

Letters for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa We write at a time when some people describe America as being more deeply divided than ever. Through this series of letters, we intend to demonstrate that most Americans have substantial common ground, including shared approaches and values in many parts of life. We begin with basics. Consider the final phrase of the Pledge...

KYCIR: Devil in details; bill in Ky Senate could keep doctor discipline secret — and it’s not alone

By Eleanor Klibanoff Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting  If your doctor, social worker or therapist has violated professional standards, you have a right to that information under the open records law. But that could change under a bill before the state Senate. The purpose of the 269-page bill is a reorganization of Kentucky’s licensing boards. But the bill also includes new language allowing...