John Arnold http://wkms.org en Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-reopen-investigation-former-lrc-directors-document-shredding <p></p><p>Kentucky State Police has reopened its investigation into the document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:58:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41247 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding Former Lawmaker John Arnold Appeals Ethics Verdict http://wkms.org/post/former-lawmaker-john-arnold-appeals-ethics-verdict <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Kentucky state lawmaker John Arnold is fighting a guilty verdict in his ethics trial.&nbsp;His attorney filed an appeal in Franklin Circuit Court&nbsp;yesterday&nbsp;asking a judge to rescind a ruling by a state ethics panel that found Arnold guilty of abusing his office when he sexually harassed and assaulted three state House employees.</span></p><p>That ruling consisted of a public reprimand of Arnold, as well as $3,000 in fines.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:54:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41191 at http://wkms.org Former Lawmaker John Arnold Appeals Ethics Verdict Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-police-find-no-misconduct-lrc-director-bobby-sherman <p>After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:54:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40986 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty http://wkms.org/post/reversal-kentucky-legislative-ethics-commission-finds-former-lawmaker-john-arnold-guilty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After hours of deliberation and sparring with his defense attorney—not to mention the news media—a full quorum of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission&nbsp;on Wednesday&nbsp;voted to reprimand and fine former state Rep. John Arnold.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the second, and final, hearing in the ethics case brought against the Western Kentucky Democrat by female state House staffers.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:57:14 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40416 at http://wkms.org In Reversal, Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty 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 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 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