HUSTONVILLE — The city of Hustonville improperly denied public access to ordinances that the city council had given first readings to, the Kentucky Attorney General's Office ruled Sept. 14.
Hustonville denied a request from The Interior Journal for five ordinances given first reading in August "based solely on a 'narrowing, legalistic interpretation' of the request" and "erred in denying the request entirely," the AG opinion reads.
The five ordinances were aimed at curtailing jaywalking, parking at night, face-shielding, crowd control and littering.
At its regularly scheduled September meeting, the city council passed second readings of the three ordinances addressing jaywalking, parking at night and face-shielding. It also voted to "strike down" the second readings of the crowd-control and littering ordinances.
The Interior Journal requested the ordinances at the end of the Aug. 7 meeting, after they had received first readings. City Attorney Carol Hill told The Interior Journal the ordinances were still "preliminary documents" and did not have to be released.