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Four candidates have filed for seats in the Kentucky legislature that are not affiliated with either of the two major political parties.

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  Parties in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the state Legislative Research Commission and legislators announced in June that a settlement had been reached.

But more than a month later, the settlement is still not official because not all of the defendants have signed it, said Thomas Clay, the attorney for the plaintiffs.

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Democratic incumbent Will Coursey defeated Republican challenger Keith Travis by just under 2,500 votes to win the race for Kentucky’s 6th District State House seat.  

Judge Makes No Decision in LRC Sexual Harassment Case

Sep 11, 2014
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In Frankfort, lawyers for the state are asking a judge not to allow the release of documents that could include information on sexual harassment in Kentucky state government.

Statehouse staffers who've filed lawsuits against a current state legislator and a former lawmaker want access to a report their attorney said may include allegations of improper behavior by other legislators.

In Sept. 10 hearing, a Franklin Circuit judge will consider motions regarding lawsuits filed against Rep. Will Coursey, D-Symsonia, and former Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis.

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The counsel for Kentucky State Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) is asking a judge to seal embarrassing videos of a deposition he gave in his counter-suit against a Capitol staffer who has accused him of sexual harassment. 

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Kentucky state Rep. Will Coursey of Symsonia wants the state to raise the minimum wage for tipped employees. 

The three-term Democrat’s bill would first boost the wage from $2.13 per hour to $3.00 if passed this session. Then starting July 2015 the minimum wage would increase by 95 cents each year until it is 70 percent of the hourly minimum wage of non-tipped employees - currently $7.25.

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Marshall County native Keith Travis announced his intentions today to file his Republican candidacy papers for the Kentucky House of Representatives 6th District seat.

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Kentucky lawmakers have finished their first-ever training on sexual harassment.

More than a hundred lawmakers heard a lecture from Aime McFerren, a Louisville attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She shared strategies for identifying sexual harassment, and the benefits of preventing it.

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Representative Will Coursey (D-Symsonia) will have to provide depositions in a retaliation lawsuit brought against him by a state staffer.

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