During a two-week span in July 2011, eight eastern Kentucky politicians signed supportive but misleading letters seeking to advance the cause of a proposed biomass-burning plant in Perry County.
Most of the letters were brief, just three or four paragraphs. And unless they were laid side-by-side, it would be easy to miss the fact that they all contained virtually the same wording, paragraph by paragraph. Read them here for yourself. Continue Reading →
The 2014 Kentucky General Assembly began Tuesday, but discussion was dominated by fallout from a committee tasked with investigating sexual harassment claims against a former lawmaker. Continue Reading →
A special Kentucky House committee tasked with probing sexual harassment claims against former state Rep. John Arnold revealed Thursday morning that it has yet to actually begin investigating. Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
In a letter sent Friday afternoon to House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers, LRC director Bobby Sherman announced his resignation following the conclusion of an internal probe into allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees. Continue Reading →
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a petition that would allow the House to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct against Democratic Representative John Arnold, D-Sturgis. Continue Reading →