2:23pm

Tue November 8, 2011
The Commonwealth

Professor’s Political Email Violates Law

A Western Kentucky University agriculture professor sent an election eve email Monday afternoon that, according to a campus official, is in “clear violation” of state law. WKU agriculture professor Gordon Jones encouraged students and faculty members to vote for Republican agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer. When reached by a reporter Monday evening, Robbin Taylor, vice president for public affairs at WKU, said it was the first she’d heard of the email. After the contents of the email were described to Taylor, she said it was wrong. “That’s not an appropriate use of state property,” Taylor said. “That’s a clear violation. We know that.”