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10:48 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Kentucky State Police Reopen Investigation Of Former LRC Director's Document Shredding

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Kentucky State Police has reopened its investigation into the document shredding by former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman.

The Courier-Journal reported Wednesday that the new probe into Sherman's shredding of work documents.

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Local News
5:17 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Kentucky State Police Find No Misconduct By LRC Director Bobby Sherman

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After a nearly seven-month investigation, the Kentucky State Police say investigators found no evidence that former Legislative Research Commission executive director Bobby Sherman shredded work-related documents to cover-up information on sexual harassment within the state legislature.

Trooper Paul Blanton, a KSP spokesman, said a detective concluded that Sherman's activities weren't illegal and weren't part of a cover-up.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

State Rep. Will Coursey to Provide Deposition in Retaliation Lawsuit

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A Western Kentucky lawmaker will have to provide testimony in a lawsuit brought against him by a state staffer.

Rep. Will Coursey, a Democrat from Symsonia, and state staffer Nicole Cusic will provide depositions in a retaliation lawsuit.

Cusic is an employee of the state Legislative Research Commission. She alleges Coursey and former LRC executive director Bobby Sherman retaliated against her when she accused Coursey of inappropriate behavior toward female interns.

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Politics
9:36 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kentucky State Police to Investigate Document Shredding at Legislative Research Commission

Robert Sherman
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Kentucky State Police has opened an investigation into the shredding of documents by Robert Sherman days after he resigned as director of the Legislative Research Commission.

The investigation will be handled by KSP's special investigations branch, said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blanchard, state police spokesman.

Saint-Blancard declined to comment further on the investigation.

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Politics
2:13 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Stumbo Refers LRC Chief Robert Sherman's Doc Shredding to Kentucky State Police

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A Republican Kentucky House leader is calling for Kentucky State Police to be brought in to investigate document shredding by Robert Sherman following his resignation Friday as director of the Legislative Research Commission. 

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Politics
11:20 am
Wed September 25, 2013

In Kentucky Legislature, Lax Rules Govern Workplace Relationships Despite Long History of Scandal

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During the 1990s, the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission’s public image was shaped primarily by the sordid antics of Kent Downey, whose day job there often overlapped with his sideline business promoting golf trips with scantily clad hostesses offering sex for money.

Downey, who was director of House operations prior to being fired in 1996, sometimes drank and caroused at work. He put strippers on the state payroll and adorned his office with pictures of scantily clad women and a small plant with condoms hanging from the branches.

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Politics
2:03 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ex-Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Says He Shredded Documents

Robert Sherman
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FRANKFORT — The former director of the state Legislative Research Commission says he returned to his office over the weekend and shredded paperwork.

Robert Sherman told The Courier-Journal that the documents included "personalized stuff" such as old salary comparisons. He said none of the paperwork involved anything to do with the sexual harassment allegations involving a former lawmaker or any investigations the agency is involved in.

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4:21 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns

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The director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has resigned.

In a letter sent Friday afternoon to House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers, LRC director Bobby Sherman announced his resignation following the conclusion of an internal probe into allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees

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