House Sexual Harassment Scandal

Legislative Research Commission

One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

Stumbo To Push For Release Of LRC Audit Report

Jan 24, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he will push for the release of a nine-month-old performance audit of the Legislative Research Commission.  Stumbo said Friday that he's asking LRC leaders in the House and Senate to put the audit's release on the agenda for their Feb. 4 meeting.

Woman In Sexual Harassment Case Loses Job, Attorney Says

Jan 22, 2015

The newest member of the state House Democratic leadership team has terminated a woman who has a pending sexual harassment case against a former Democratic lawmaker.  Yolanda Costner's attorney, Thomas Clay, said she was notified of her dismissal on Wednesday.

Document Shredding Probe Reopened

Jun 12, 2014

Pressure from the media has been brought to bear on a Kentucky State Police investigation on the actions of former LRC Director Bobby Sherman.

Probe Finds No Laws Broken In Document Shredding

May 30, 2014

Kentucky State Police have finished an investigation of document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman and determined no laws were violated.

Two state employees at the heart of a sexual harassment case against a former lawmaker say legislators still have a clubhouse mentality.

Ethics Panel Hits Arnold With $3,000 Fine

May 7, 2014

Former state Rep. John Arnold has been fined $3,000 for violating state ethics laws in a sexual harassment case brought by three female state workers.

Member Of Ethics Panel Resigns Over Arnold Case

May 6, 2014
Legislative Research Commission

A member of the legislative ethics commission says he is resigning due to the panel's handling of a case involving former state Rep. John Arnold.

Women Ask Ethics Commission To Reconsider Ruling

Apr 11, 2014

Three women have asked the Legislative Ethics Commission to reconsider its decision to not punish former Dem. state Rep. John Arnold.

Ethics Hearing Postponed In Sexual Harassment Case

Feb 25, 2014

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