Investigation

Louisville Courier Journal

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A review of sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker has taken some six months and now is nearly finished, the head of a state commission told legislators on Wednesday.

Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman briefed legislative leaders on the complaints that have overshadowed all else in Frankfort over the past three weeks. He urged lawmakers to allow him to talk to them behind closed doors, which they ultimately did, citing potential legal liability.

Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A special committee will investigate sexual harassment complaints against a western Kentucky lawmaker, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Thursday.

Stumbo filed a petition with the House clerk on Thursday, a procedural move that allows the formation of the eight-member investigative committee that could recommend censure or expulsion of Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

Police: Officer Fatal Shooting 'Premeditated'

May 27, 2013

BARDSTOWN, Ky. - The fatal roadside shooting of a Kentucky police officer was premeditated and authorities are asking for the public's help in finding suspects, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot multiple times with a shotgun after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County late Saturday night, Kentucky State Police spokesman Norman Chaffins told The Associated Press.