Democrat John Arnold

There's a new twist in a long-running sexual harassment probe at the state capitol in Frankfort.

Gov. Steve Beshear has set a special election for Dec. 10 to replace former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The executive director of the Legislative Research Commission is under pressure from LRC employee Yolanda Costner to resign. Costner is one of three women who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Western Kentucky lawmaker John Arnold and charged the LRC with failing to take their complaint seriously.

State Lawmaker Accused Of Sexual Harrassment

Aug 21, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two Kentucky statehouse employees have filed ethics complaints against a House lawmaker, alleging a pattern of sexual harassment and assault.

In separate complaints, Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner allege that Rep. John Arnold inappropriately touched them and made lewd and vulgar comments in numerous incidents over several years.  

The complaints, filed Friday, were obtained by WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.