Representative John A. Arnold

Louisville Courier Journal

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

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.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- House lawmakers would have to undergo annual sexual harassment sensitivity training under a resolution approved Thursday, after three legislative staffers filed sexual harassment complaints with the Legislative Ethics Commission.