Sunday, December 29, 2013

Courier-Journal editorial says Beshear must set Cabinet for Health and Family Services right on child-abuse records

The Courier-Journal published a remarkable editorial Sunday excoriating the Cabinet for Health and Family Services for the high level of secrecy in which it has enveloped cases of children who were killed or nearly killed while its caseworkers were supposed to see that they were protected from harm. Last week a judge ordered the cabinet to pay nearly $1 million in civil penalties and attorneys' fees to the newspapers that have been seeking the records. Rather than excerpt the editorial, we publish it in full, along with photographs of the officials it holds responsible. For larger versions, click on the images.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. We need to remember that these same people are charged with protecting our elderly and vulnerable adults. We all need to let the governor know that it's time to do some firing and make some new appointments with people who understand they are there to serve, not obfuscate by abusing the power of their office.