Kentucky State Government

4:44 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges

John Arnold
Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News

FRANKFORT—A former state House lawmaker accused of sexually harassing and assaulting three female state employees has been cleared of the ethics charges they filed against him.

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12:46 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Kentucky Gets ‘B’ Grade In Government Transparency

Credit U.S. Public Interest Research Group

The national leader just five years ago, Kentucky is starting to fall behind other states in disclosing how state government spends the public’s money.

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6:06 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Former Kentucky Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer Sentenced to 27 Months

Richie Farmer
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Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Farmer previously plead guilty to corruption charges for misappropriating government resources while in office. The sentence also requires Farmer to pay over $120,000 in restitution for abusing his power.

Farmer’s attorney Guthrie True says he's disappointed in the ruling. He'd sought to have Farmer serve only 21 months.

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4:06 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays

The board that runs Kentucky's largest private child care agency has voted against a proposed policy change that would allow for the hiring of gay employees.

A statement from Sunrise Children's Services on Friday says the board of directors voted to maintain its current hiring practice, which informs job applicants that the agency does not hire gays.

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12:39 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Capitol Memorial To Be Held Wednesday For Mike Haydon

Photo from Kentucky Governor's Office

State officials are remembering Mike Haydon, Governor Steve Beshear's chief of staff, who died suddenly Sunday.

A memorial service for Haydon will be held tomorrow at the state Capitol.

Beshear said in a statement he and his wife are devastated by Haydon’s passing.    The 62 year old Haydon had served in state and local government for over three decades in various capacities and earned the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

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