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-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 his authority and shall constitute final agency action.
(KRS 61.880)