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Nov 25, 2012 5:14 PM

Ky. Supreme Court To Hear Bid-Rigging Appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a highway contractor who wants a bid-rigging statement he made to investigators nearly 30 years ago to remain secret.

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling rejected an argument by contractor Leonard Lawson that his privacy would be invaded if the 1983 statement was released.

Lawson's attorney, Guthrie True, recently told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/XSxxhk) that it seems as though there are some issues in the case that the high court wants to address.

Media including The Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Associated Press asked for the statement after it was mentioned in a 2008 federal bribery case against Lawson.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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