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5:10pm

Wed February 4, 2015
All Politics are Local

Lawmaker Who Fired State Worker Added to Harassment Lawsuit

Johnny Bell, right, fired Yolanda Costner this month after he became House majority whip.
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One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

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4:54pm

Tue January 27, 2015
All Politics are Local

Kentucky LRC Audit Says Little About Sexual Harassment

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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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4:20pm

Tue January 27, 2015
All Politics are Local

John Arnold Accuser Alleges Retaliation in Firing From Kentucky Statehouse Job

State Rep. Johnny Bell
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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.

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5:40pm

Fri August 8, 2014
All Politics are Local

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

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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.

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11:13pm

Wed May 7, 2014
State Capitol

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

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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.

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11:52pm

Tue April 8, 2014
State Capitol

Former Kentucky Lawmaker John Arnold Cleared of Ethics Charges

Former Ky. Rep. John Arnold has been cleared of ethics charges
Credit 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.

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