Alleged Sexual Harassment at the Statehouse

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting first uncovered the claims of veteran Capitol staffers who said longtime State Rep. John Arnold had repeatedly sexually harassed them. Arnold resigned.

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Kentucky General Assembly Still Reeling Two Months After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

State Rep. John A. Arnold Jr.

It’s been two months since allegations of sexual harassment against then-state Rep. John Arnold brought new attention to the issue of abuse and mistreatment of staffers in Frankfort. Since then, the Legislative Ethics Commission has found the claims have merit, and Arnold will essentially go on trial before the panel later this year. Continue Reading →

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Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims

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The state Legislative Ethics Commission unanimously found probable cause Tuesday in three formal complaints filed by female Statehouse employees against former Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis in western Kentucky. Continue Reading →

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Authorizes Audit, Appoints Acting Director

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission leaders on Wednesday elected a new acting director and authorized an audit of the nonpartisan state agency’s operations in the wake of the LRC’s handling of sexual harassment complaints. Continue Reading →

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In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal

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During the 1990s, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s public image was shaped primarily by the sordid antics of Kent Downey, whose day job there often overlapped with his sideline business promoting golf trips with scantily clad hostesses offering sex for money. Continue Reading →

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