Legal Resources/Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Hotline

When you have a question about open meetings/open records, potentially libelous materials, problems with wording in an ad, court closures -- just about anything affecting your editorial or advertising department, help is one phone call away. The KPA FOI Hotline puts you in touch with some of the state's top media attorneys -- Jon Fleischaker, Michael Abate, Casey Hinkle and Heather Harrell, all with Kaplan and Partners LLC in Louisville.

The FOI Hotline number is (502) 416-1630. Give them a call, identify yourself and your newspaper, and ask your questions. And 99 percent of the time, you'll get your answer with that first phone call. Jon and Michael will also do a pre-publication review of a news story if you're concerned it contains libelous material.

Cost: This is a member service and the basic fees are paid for by KPA. The only cost is for the long distance telephone call to Kaplan and Partners in Louisville.