News in Brief

Published 1:27 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Judge: University should let attorney general view documents

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ordered Kentucky State University to let the attorney general examine some documents about alleged sexual misconduct of some of the school’s employees.

The University of Kentucky’s student newspaper asked to see the records last year. But Kentucky State University officials denied the request, saying it would disclose private information. The newspaper appealed that denial to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, who has jurisdiction over the state’s open records law.

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Beshear asked to view the documents in private before he made a decision on whether they should be public. But Kentucky State University officials refused to let Beshear see the documents.

Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Friday not letting Beshear to look at the documents “could only thwart the public interest of transparency in government.”

Kentucky Horse Park hosting rodeo competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new event at The Kentucky Horse Park is bringing cowboys and cowgirls to Kentucky for a rodeo competition.

The inaugural Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo will be held next month in the Alltech Arena. The event is part of the International Pro Rodeo Association and serves as its national All-Region Finals.

The event will include 90 competitors in bareback and saddle broncs, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, cowgirl breakaway roping and bull riding.

The two-day event begins Nov. 17. Tickets are $20 each day or $30 for both days.

Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brown-Forman Corp. has hired a manager for its Old Forester Distillery in Louisville.

The company says Juan Merizalde Carrillo will serve as distillery manager at the facility that’s expected to open in late spring next year. The new production facility for Brown-Forman’s founding brand is situated along Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row.”

Carrillo’s whiskey-making background began in Brown-Forman’s research and development lab in 2007. Since then, he has had roles in quality, operations and corporate engineering, as well as management positions at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

In his new role, he will oversee production of the Old Forester brands.

The Old Forester brand was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown.