A recent article in Forward Kentucky ranks the top 10 open-government news stories in Kentucky (and nationwide) in 2019. It's an excellent example of something journalists in every state should do to remind readers of the value of a free press and its role in keeping government open.

Amye Bensenhaver, co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition, included in her detailed piece such things as open-records victories in state courts, failed legislative attempts to narrow the public's rights under open-records laws, passage of a law requiring public agencies to respond to emailed requests for records, and the Supreme Court's ruling against the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, which wanted food-stamp data by retailer.