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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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1:16 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Update: The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Rehears John Arnold Case, Finds Him Guilty

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Quick update: Former Kentucky Representative John Arnold has been found guilt of violating state ethics laws in sexual harassment complaints.

This time around, more members were present, and by a five-to-one vote, Arnold was found guilty in all three charges against him.

He will be fined a total of $3,000.

Arnold's attorney says he will appeal the ruling in Franklin Circuit Court. He also says Arnold, who retired after the allegations against him were made public, has dementia.    

We'll have more details coming up.

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5:02 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Lobbyists Spend $4.3 Million In Kentucky General Assembly

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FRANKFORT — Lobbyists spent $4.3 million in the first two months of the 2014 General Assembly, with the healthcare industry leading the way in spending on lawmakers.

Health care companies spent more than $888,000 from Jan. 7 to Feb. 28, according to lobbying data released by the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. Hospitals paid the lion’s share of the healthcare lobby, at more than $205,000.

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3:57 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in John Arnold Sexual Harassment Claims

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s highest ethics panel has found merit in a trio of sexual harassment complaints filed against a former state lawmaker.

The state Legislative Ethics Commission unanimously found probable cause Tuesday in three formal complaints filed by female Statehouse employees against former Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis in western Kentucky.

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