Judge Phillip Shepherd http://wfpl.org en Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services $756,000 in Child Abuse Records Case http://wfpl.org/post/judge-fines-kentucky-cabinet-health-and-family-services-756000-child-abuse-records-case <p>A state judge has fined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services $756,000, saying it "willfully circumvented" open-records law by not fully releasing records of child abuse fatalities and near deaths.</p><p>Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled today that the cabinet made a "mockery" of the Open Records Act by maintaining that documents remain confidential.</p><p>Shepherd ordered the cabinet to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs to be decided.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:01:29 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8009 at http://wfpl.org Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services $756,000 in Child Abuse Records Case