sexual harassment http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-jim-gooch-threw-womens-underwear-dinner-table-statehouse-staffers-allege <p>FRANKFORT—The two female statehouse employees who previously accused Kentucky Rep. John Arnold of sexually harassing them say another Democratic lawmaker acted inappropriately, this time&nbsp;on an out-of-state trip conducting official legislative business.</p><p>Legislative Research Commission employees Cassaundra Cooper and Yolanda Costner&nbsp;allege that Rep. Jim&nbsp;Gooch, D-Providence, threw a pair of women's panties onto a dining table at a restaurant during the Southern Legislative Conference held in Mobile, Ala., last year.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:39 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9140 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Jim Gooch Threw Women's Underwear On A Dinner Table, Statehouse Staffers Allege Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January http://wfpl.org/post/bill-requiring-sexual-harassment-training-kentucky-lawmakers-expected-january <p>State Rep. Joni Jenkins plans to introduce a formal bill during the next meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for state lawmakers.</p><p>But state Sen. Katie Stine is questioning whether such a bill would be a "placebo."</p><p>The House on Friday unanimously approved a resolution calling for mandatory sexual harassment training—but it doesn't carry the weight of law.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:11:55 +0000 Jonathan Meador 6589 at http://wfpl.org Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January