Ethics Hearing For Former Lawmaker Postponed

Dec 12, 2013

The Legislative Ethics Commission has postponed a hearing in the case of a former lawmaker accused of sexually harassing Capitol staffers.

Former Democrat Kentucky Representative John Arnold of Sturgis
Former Democrat Kentucky Representative John Arnold of Sturgis
Credit Louisville Courier Journal

The hearing was originally set for Thursday in Frankfort.

Former state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis has been rescheduled to appear before the ethics panel on Feb. 25.

Commission Chairman George Troutman said in a written order last week that the delay will allow time for Arnold to undergo a neurological exam that could help determine whether he's competent to participate in his defense and whether he's competent to testify.

Arnold resigned from the Legislature in September after the sexual harassment allegations were made public. Legislative staffers Yolanda Costner and Cassaundra Cooper say Arnold had touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments. A third woman also has filed a complaint.