FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that Fort Thomas was wrong when it refused to provide The Kentucky Enquirer with documents from a slaying investigation.
The ruling on Thursday also requires the city to review the records and provide an explanation of why anything is being withheld.
The newspaper filed suit in 2009 seeking the Fort Thomas Police Department's file on the investigation in the death of Robert McCafferty. The request came a month after his wife, Cheryl McCafferty, was convicted of shooting her husband in bed.
A Campbell County judge initially upheld the city's decision to withhold some documents. The Court of Appeals reversed that decision.
The justices ruled that Kentucky's open records law has some exemptions, but an explanation must be given for withholding a record.