State Rep. Rocky Adkins http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Statehouse Staffers Accuse Rep. John Arnold of Sexual Harassment, Assault http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-statehouse-staffers-accuse-rep-john-arnold-sexual-harassment-assault <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two longtime Kentucky statehouse employees have filed ethics complaints against Democratic state Rep. John A. Arnold </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., alleging a pattern of sexual assault and harassment dating back to early 2010.</span></p><p>Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner, in separate complaints, allege Arnold inappropriately touched them and made lewd and vulgar comments in numerous incidents over several years. Arnold &nbsp;is a veteran legislator from Sturgis.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:56:06 +0000 Jonathan Meador & R.G. Dunlop 6541 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Statehouse Staffers Accuse Rep. John Arnold of Sexual Harassment, Assault Amended Hemp Bill Passes Kentucky Legislature; Comer OK With Result http://wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result <p></p><p>Kentucky lawmakers have achieved a compromise that would set up a regulatory framework should the federal government legalize industrial hemp.</p><p>The so-called hemp bill—Senate Bill 50—gives control of licensing of future hemp farmers to the Industrial Hemp Commission, but allow the Kentucky State Police to do background checks on the farmers.</p><p>The state Department of Agriculture would be given many administrative roles for licensing hemp farmers and the University of Kentucky would be charged with researching the issue.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:26:28 +0000 Kenny Colston & Rae Hodge 4693 at http://wfpl.org Amended Hemp Bill Passes Kentucky Legislature; Comer OK With Result