Kentucky State Government http://wfpl.org en Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges http://wfpl.org/post/former-kentucky-lawmaker-john-arnold-cleared-ethics-charges <p>FRANKFORT—A former state House lawmaker accused of sexually harassing and assaulting three female state employees has been cleared of the ethics charges they filed against him.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:44:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9094 at http://wfpl.org Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges Kentucky Gets ‘B’ Grade In Government Transparency http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gets-b-grade-government-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The national leader just five years ago, Kentucky is starting to fall behind other states in disclosing how state government spends the public’s money.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:46:13 +0000 James McNair, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting 9088 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gets ‘B’ Grade In Government Transparency Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Sentenced to 27 Months http://wfpl.org/post/former-kentucky-ag-commissioner-richie-farmer-sentenced-27-months <p>Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.</p><p>Farmer previously plead guilty to corruption charges for misappropriating government resources while in office. The sentence also requires Farmer to pay over $120,000 in restitution&nbsp;for abusing his power.</p><p>Farmer’s attorney Guthrie True says he's disappointed in the ruling. He'd sought to have Farmer serve only 21 months.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:06:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8240 at http://wfpl.org Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Sentenced to 27 Months Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays http://wfpl.org/post/child-care-agency-board-rejects-proposal-hire-gays <p>The board that runs Kentucky's largest private child care agency has voted against a proposed policy change that would allow for the hiring of gay employees.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A statement from Sunrise Children's Services on Friday says the board of directors voted to maintain its current hiring practice, which informs job applicants that the agency does not hire gays.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:06:55 +0000 Associated Press 7490 at http://wfpl.org Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays Capitol Memorial To Be Held Wednesday For Mike Haydon http://wfpl.org/post/capitol-memorial-be-held-wednesday-mike-haydon <p>State officials are remembering Mike Haydon, Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s chief of staff, <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?pid=159167869#fbLoggedOut">who died&nbsp;suddenly </a>Sunday.</p><p>A memorial service for Haydon will be held tomorrow at the state Capitol.</p><p>Beshear said in a statement he and his wife are devastated by Haydon&rsquo;s&nbsp;passing.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 62 year old Haydon had served in state and local government for over three decades in various capacities and earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:39:48 +0000 Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio and Rick Howlett 1314 at http://wfpl.org Capitol Memorial To Be Held Wednesday For Mike Haydon