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Hazard Biomass: Read Letters Signed By Legislators

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 →

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Authorizes Audit, Appoints Acting Director

Kentucky Capitol Building at night

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

Kentucky Capitol Building at night

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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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns

Robert Sherman

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 →

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