Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission

2:22 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Sexual Harassment Training Bill To Become Kentucky Law


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

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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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8:16 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Arnold Ethics Hearing Starts Tuesday

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

The ethics trial involving a former West Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually harassing female state employees will begin tomorrow.

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. 

Thomas Clay is an attorney for the women, and he expects the proceedings to go by the numbers. 

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2:51 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

John Arnold Adjudicatory Hearing Delayed Until February

Credit Jonathan Meador/Kentucky Public Radio

An adjudicatory hearing in the ethics case against former western Kentucky state Rep. John Arnold has been postponed.

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.

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3:32 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s highest ethics panel has found merit in a trio of sexual harassment complaints filed against a former state lawmaker.

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6:36 am
Thu October 10, 2013

KY Panel May Broaden Sexual Harassment Probe

Former Rep. John Arnold
Credit Legislative Research Commission Public Information

A select committee investigating sexual harassment complaints against a former lawmaker will consider sending letters to all legislative staffers inviting them to come forward with grievances.

Members of the panel will vote on that proposal from Republican state Representative Robert Benvenuti next Wednesday.

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7:37 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Kentucky Lawmakers Treated to Lavish Parties

Lobbyists have treated Frankfort lawmakers to lavish parties spending more than $77,000 in just January and February.

Financial reports filed with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission show the most expensive of those get-togethers was at the Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery and cost nearly $15,000.

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