John Arnold

 Newly released depositions of a former state official and a former state lawmaker shed a fresh light on sexual harassment allegations and a workplace plagued by low morale at the Legislative Research Commission.

According to his deposition, which a judge allowed to be released on Wednesday, former LRC Director Bobby Sherman threw away calendars and didn’t take notes during the agency’s in-house investigation of former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis.

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Kentucky's legislative leaders have resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a former Democratic lawmaker and three state workers. / Lexington Herald Leader

One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

Kentucky LRC Audit Says Little About Sexual Harassment

Jan 27, 2015
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The long-anticipated performance audit of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission gives scant attention to the issue that led to the review—workplace sexual harassment.

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A former Kentucky legislative staffer alleges House Majority Whip Johnny Bell fired her because she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against another legislator.

Date Set For Hearing in Lawsuits Against Will Coursey and John Arnold

Aug 8, 2014
Jonathan Meador / Kentucky Public Radio

Statehouse staffers who've filed lawsuits against a current state legislator and a former lawmaker want access to a report their attorney said may include allegations of improper behavior by other legislators.

In a Sept. 10 hearing, a Franklin Circuit judge will consider motions regarding lawsuits filed against Rep. Will Coursey, D-Symsonia, and former Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis.

In Reversal, Ky. Leg. Ethics Commission Finds Former Lawmaker John Arnold Guilty

May 7, 2014

After hours of deliberation and sparring with his defense attorney—not to mention the news media—a full quorum of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to reprimand and fine former state Rep. John Arnold.

It was the second, and final, hearing in the ethics case brought against the Western Kentucky Democrat by female state House staffers.

Jonathan Meador / Kentucky Public Radio

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.