Will Coursey http://wfpl.org en Former Rep. John Arnold's Mental Competence Questioned as Kentucky Ethics Case is Delayed http://wfpl.org/post/former-rep-john-arnolds-mental-competence-questioned-kentucky-ethics-case-delayed <p>FRANKFORT—A hearing on the state ethics complaints against&nbsp;former state Rep. John Arnold was delayed Monday amid questions about his mental health.</p><p>In an ruling, Legislative Ethics Commission&nbsp;chairman George Troutman ordered that the trial be postponed because of continued uncertainty over Arnold's mental competence. The continuance was asked for in a motion by Steve Downey, Arnold's attorney,&nbsp;said&nbsp;LEC&nbsp;counsel John&nbsp;Schaaf&nbsp;in a statement.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:33:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8691 at http://wfpl.org Former Rep. John Arnold's Mental Competence Questioned as Kentucky Ethics Case is Delayed Kentucky Legislators Complete First-Ever Sexual Harassment Training http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-legislators-complete-first-ever-sexual-harassment-training <p>FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers have finished their first-ever training on sexual harassment.</p><p>More than 100 lawmakers heard a lecture from Aime McFerren, a Louisville attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She shared strategies for identifying sexual harassment, and the benefits of preventing it.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:54:10 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8167 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Legislators Complete First-Ever Sexual Harassment Training State Rep. Will Coursey to Provide Deposition in Retaliation Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/state-rep-will-coursey-provide-deposition-retaliation-lawsuit <p>A Western Kentucky lawmaker will have to provide testimony in a lawsuit brought against him by a state staffer.</p><p>Rep. Will Coursey, a Democrat from Symsonia, and state staffer Nicole Cusic will provide depositions in a retaliation lawsuit.</p><p>Cusic is an employee of the state Legislative Research Commission. She alleges<a href="/post/lawsuits-kentucky-statehouse-employees-claim-sexual-harassment-retaliation">&nbsp;Coursey and former LRC executive director Bobby Sherman retaliated against her when she accused&nbsp;Coursey of inappropriate behavior toward female interns.</a></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:06:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7781 at http://wfpl.org State Rep. Will Coursey to Provide Deposition in Retaliation Lawsuit Judge to Rule on Stumbo's Dismissal in John Arnold Civil Trial http://wfpl.org/post/judge-rule-stumbos-dismissal-john-arnold-civil-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — A Franklin Circuit Court judge will decide which parties can be named in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;former Rep. John Arnold and entities within Kentucky state government.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7595 at http://wfpl.org Judge to Rule on Stumbo's Dismissal in John Arnold Civil Trial Kentucky Lawmakers Hire Firm to Represent LRC in Harassment Lawsuits http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-hire-firm-represent-lrc-harassment-lawsuits <p>FRANKFORT — Kentucky legislators unanimously approved a contract Tuesday to hire attorneys to represent a state agency in a pair of harassment lawsuits.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:35:32 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7528 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Lawmakers Hire Firm to Represent LRC in Harassment Lawsuits Marcia Seiler Appointed Acting Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission http://wfpl.org/post/marcia-seiler-appointed-acting-director-kentucky-legislative-research-commission <p>Marcia Seiler will lead the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission while the agency&#39;s 16-member leadership panel seeks a permanent director.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:38:44 +0000 Staff 7066 at http://wfpl.org Marcia Seiler Appointed Acting Director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission In Lawsuits, Kentucky Statehouse Employees Claim Sexual Harassment, Retaliation http://wfpl.org/post/lawsuits-kentucky-statehouse-employees-claim-sexual-harassment-retaliation <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; white-space: pre-wrap;">FRANKFORT &mdash; In the latest salvo in the sexual misconduct allegations in the Kentucky General Assembly, three Statehouse staffers filed lawsuits Tuesday against two state legislators, claiming sexual harassment and retaliation.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:17:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7044 at http://wfpl.org In Lawsuits, Kentucky Statehouse Employees Claim Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Second Kentucky State Lawmaker Facing Sexual Harassment Claim http://wfpl.org/post/second-kentucky-state-lawmaker-facing-sexual-harassment-claim <p>A second Kentucky state lawmaker is being publicly accused of sexual harassment. &nbsp;</p><p>Louisville attorney Thomas Clay is representing Nicole Cusic, who claims she was retaliated against when she complained about the behavior of state Rep. Will Coursey,&nbsp;a Democrat from&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal; text-align: left; ">Symsonia</span>&nbsp;in western Kentucky.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lisa Autry | Kentucky Public Radio 6995 at http://wfpl.org Second Kentucky State Lawmaker Facing Sexual Harassment Claim