Representative John Arnold 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 Mitch McConnell Expresses Outrage at Sexual Harassment 'Cover-Up' in Kentucky House http://wkms.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-expresses-outrage-sexual-harassment-cover-kentucky-house <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.," data-attribution="Credit U.S. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:09:26 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 39871 at http://wkms.org Mitch McConnell Expresses Outrage at Sexual Harassment 'Cover-Up' in Kentucky House 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 Inaugural House Session Hijacked by Arnold Committee Fallout http://wkms.org/post/inaugural-house-session-hijacked-arnold-committee-fallout <p>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.</p><p>Members of the panel took turns speaking on the House floor, with Republican members saying that the committee had failed by not fully investigating the claims against Rep. John Arnold.&nbsp; The panel disbanded after Arnold resigned. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:18:18 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37867 at http://wkms.org Inaugural House Session Hijacked by Arnold Committee Fallout Court Filing: Former Kentucky Rep. John Arnold Allegedly Inappropriately Touched House Colleague http://wkms.org/post/court-filing-former-kentucky-rep-john-arnold-allegedly-inappropriately-touched-house-colleagu-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In a pair of responses to discovery requests, Legislative Research Commission employees Yolanda </span>Costner<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> and </span>Cassaundra<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Cooper allege that Rep. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:17:18 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37472 at http://wkms.org Court Filing: Former Kentucky Rep. John Arnold Allegedly Inappropriately Touched House Colleague Arnold Committee Closes Shop http://wkms.org/post/arnold-committee-closes-shop <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">After nearly four months without interviewing a witness or investigating a shred of evidence, the special House committee investigating sexual harassment allegations against a former state lawmaker voted </span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_142425624" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;" tabindex="0">Thursday</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> afternoon to end its operations.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:37:55 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37299 at http://wkms.org Arnold Committee Closes Shop Western Ky. Voters Head to Polls Tuesday for 7th District Special Election http://wkms.org/post/western-ky-voters-head-polls-tuesday-7th-district-special-election <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;">The two women vying for a vacant seat in the Kentucky House both agree jobs are the foremost issue facing the 7th District that includes Union and portions of Henderson and Daviess counties.&nbsp; How to create them is one way they differ from each other.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:47:29 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 37193 at http://wkms.org Western Ky. Voters Head to Polls Tuesday for 7th District Special Election 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 Candidates Prepare For Next Week's 7th District Special Election http://wkms.org/post/candidates-prepare-next-weeks-7th-district-special-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two candidates looking to fill former state representative John Arnold’s </span>7th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district legislative seat have a week before voters decide who heads to Frankfort.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:00:31 +0000 Rob Canning 37012 at http://wkms.org Candidates Prepare For Next Week's 7th District Special Election