Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission http://wkms.org en Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session http://wkms.org/post/jenkins-advocates-ethics-bill-next-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the session, Jenkins filed an amendment to an unrelated bill that would reconfigure the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, which has come under fire after it found former lawmaker John Arnold not guilty of sexual harassment charges, but the Senate didn’t take up that bill.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:54:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39981 at http://wkms.org Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue http://wkms.org/post/arnold-ethics-trial-may-continue <p>The ethics trial against former lawmaker John Arnold may continue.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission did not consider a motion to dismiss the case against the West Kentucky lawmaker in a hearing last week, the case may go forward.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39980 at http://wkms.org Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-rep-jim-gooch-threw-womens-underwear-dinner-table-statehouse-staffers-allege <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:52:15 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39887 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision http://wkms.org/post/arnold-accusers-plan-appeal-kentucky-ethics-panels-decision <p>Two women who made formal sexual harassment complaints against former Kentucky State Representative John Arnold have filed a motion with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission asking it to reconsider its ruling that cleared Arnold of ethics charges.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:37:31 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39869 at http://wkms.org Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict http://wkms.org/post/staffers-lack-african-american-women-decision-makers-kentucky-behind-arnold-ethics-verdict The absence of African-American women in Kentucky's halls of power is why former state Rep. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:17:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 39832 at http://wkms.org Staffers: Lack of African-American Women 'Decision-Makers' in Kentucky Behind Arnold Ethics Verdict How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold http://wkms.org/post/how-single-vote-saved-rep-john-arnold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A single dissenting vote <a href="http://wkms.org/post/former-kentucky-lawmaker-john-arnold-cleared-ethics-charges">cleared former state Rep. John Arnold of wrongdoing Tuesday</a> as far as the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission is concerned. But on official business days where only five members of the nine-member body show up, a single vote is all it takes.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:17:25 +0000 John Null 39797 at http://wkms.org How a Single Vote Saved Rep. John Arnold Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law http://wkms.org/post/sexual-harassment-training-bill-become-kentucky-law <p>A bill that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for Kentucky state lawmakers is poised to become law.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:22:17 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39787 at http://wkms.org Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges http://wkms.org/post/former-kentucky-lawmaker-john-arnold-cleared-ethics-charges <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="John Arnold" data-attribution="Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/Arnold_1.jpeg" alt="" /><p>FRANKFORT—A former state House lawmaker accused of sexually harassing and assaulting three female state employees has been cleared of the ethics charges they filed against him.<p>In considering witness testimony and evidence filed in <a href="/post/third-woman-accuses-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-says-state-failed-act">three ethics cas Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:57:49 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39770 at http://wkms.org Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges Arnold Ethics Hearing Starts Tuesday http://wkms.org/post/arnold-ethics-hearing-starts-tuesday <p></p><p>The ethics trial involving a former West Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually harassing female state employees will begin tomorrow.</p><p>Three of the women who brought formal ethics complaints against former Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, are expected to testify at Tuesday’s adjudicatory hearing that will determine whether or not Arnold violated state ethics laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Thomas Clay is an attorney for the women, and he expects the proceedings to go by the numbers.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:16:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39735 at http://wkms.org Arnold Ethics Hearing Starts Tuesday John Arnold Adjudicatory Hearing Delayed Until February http://wkms.org/post/john-arnold-adjudicatory-hearing-delayed-until-february <p>An adjudicatory hearing in the ethics case against former western Kentucky state Rep. John Arnold has been postponed.</p><p>Judge Tony Wilhoit of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission tells Kentucky Public Radio that a hearing in its case probing sexual harassment allegations against Arnold originally scheduled for Dec. 12 has moved to Feb. 25.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:51:52 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37154 at http://wkms.org John Arnold Adjudicatory Hearing Delayed Until February