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(A) The official custodian, upon any request for records made under this chapter, shall determine within three (3) days, excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, after the receipt of any request whether to comply with the request and shall notify in writing the person making the request within the three (3) day period of its decision. Any agency response denying, in whole or in part, inspection of any record shall include a statement of the specific exception authorizing the withholding of the record and a brief explanation of how the exception applies to the record withheld. The response shall be issued by the official custodian or under the official custodian’s authority and shall constitute final agency action.
(B) If the requesting party wants the Attorney General to review the denial of a request for inspection of a public record, he or she shall proceed under the provisions of KRS 61.880 and 61.882. Upon the Attorney General's request, the agency will provide additional documentation.
(C) If upon request by the person seeking inspection, the Attorney General reviews the denial and issues a written opinion upholding, in whole or in part, the request for inspection, the requesting party may institute appeal proceedings within thirty (30) days for injunctive or declaratory relief in the circuit court. In addition, if the Attorney General disallows the request, or if the city continues to withhold the record notwithstanding the Attorney General's opinion, and the person seeking disclosure institutes proceedings in circuit court, the city shall notify the Attorney General of such action.