Jonathan Meador

Frankfort Bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio

Jonathan Meador is the Frankfort Bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. 

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Business
10:12 am
Wed April 30, 2014

UK Business Professor: Kentucky’s Inadequate Workforce Plays a Role in Toyota’s Move to Texas

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A University of Kentucky business professor says Toyota's decision to move more than a thousand jobs from Northern Kentucky to Texas could be a result of the commonwealth's inadequate workforce.

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Government
5:27 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

KY Governor Signs Child Abuse Training Bill

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has ceremonially signed into law a measure that would require Kentucky physicians to undergo training to detect signs of child abuse.

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Government
6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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Government
6:54 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Jenkins Advocates for Ethics Bill Next Session

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Kentucky Representative Joni Jenkins says if a special legislative session is called for later this year, ethics reform should be on the agenda.

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.

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Government
6:42 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Arnold Ethics Trial May Continue

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The ethics trial against former lawmaker John Arnold may continue. 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.

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Government
6:45 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Clock Runs Out on House to Pass Heroin Bill

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A high-profile measure that would enact tougher heroin laws in Kentucky failed to gain traction in the state House in the waning moments of this year's legislative session.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege

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The two female statehouse employees who previously accused Kentucky Rep. John Arnold of sexually harassing them say another Democratic lawmaker acted inappropriately, this time on an out-of-state trip conducting official legislative business.

Legislative Research Commission employees Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner allege that Rep. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, threw a pair of women's panties onto a dining table at a restaurant during the Southern Legislative Conference held in Mobile, Alabama last year. 

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Government
8:37 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Arnold Accusers Plan to Appeal Kentucky Ethics Panel's Decision

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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.

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Government
2:22 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law

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A bill that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for Kentucky state lawmakers is poised to become law. 

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Government
3:57 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges

John Arnold

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 4:02 pm

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.

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