LRC http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Lawmaker to Be Deposed Over Retaliation Accusations http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-be-deposed-over-retaliation-accusations <p>A Franklin Circuit Court Judge will order depositions in a lawsuit against a Kentucky lawmaker.</p><p>Judge Thomas Wingate will order Rep. Will Coursey, a Democrat from Symsonia, to provide a deposition in the suit brought against him by Nicole Cusic.</p><p>Cusic is an employee of the Legislative Research Commission who has alleged Coursey and former LRC director Bobby Sherman retaliated against her after she complained to her superiors that Coursey was allegedly behaving inappropriately with female interns.</p><p>Coursey has filed a counter-motion. It accuses Cusic of slander and defamation. Attorneys are waiting to see if it will be added to this case. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:00:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40746 at http://wkyufm.org Ex-LRC Head Confirms He Destroyed Documents http://wkyufm.org/post/ex-lrc-head-confirms-he-destroyed-documents <p>The former director of Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission says he returned to his office over the weekend and shredded paperwork.</p><p>Robert Sherman told <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130923/NEWS0101/309230097/Departed-LRC-chief-Bobby-Sherman-acknowledges-weekend-records-shredding?odyssey=underbox|text|Home" target="_blank">The Courier-Journal</a> that the documents included "personalized stuff" such as old salary comparisons. He said none of the paperwork involved anything to do with the sexual harassment allegations involving a former lawmaker or any investigations the agency is involved in.</p><p>Sherman's actions have raised concerns among lawmakers, who say he should have gotten permission before destroying the documents and allowed some independent oversight.</p><p>Sherman said others, including Deputy LRC Director Robert Jenkins, were present when the documents were shredded.</p><p>Jenkins said only extra copies of paperwork that were in Sherman's office were shredded as it was cleaned out. He said all the documents are in other LRC files. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:36:28 +0000 Associated Press 37489 at http://wkyufm.org Legislative Research Commission Asks Court of Appeals to Reinstate District Lines http://wkyufm.org/post/legislative-research-commission-asks-court-appeals-reinstate-district-lines <p>The Associated Press reports the Kentucky Court of Appeals has been asked to reinstate recently enacted legislative district lines after a judge found they don&#39;t meet Constitutional muster. The Legislative Research Commission today told the Appellate Court that Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd overstepped his authority in throwing out the new lines and ordering lawmakers to run in existing districts.</p><p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:24:58 +0000 Dan Modlin 7398 at http://wkyufm.org