Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 16, 2013

House committee hires attorney

By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI

FRANKFORT —

 For the third time in as many weeks, the House select committee looking into sexual harassment allegations against former state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, met Wednesday without much happening.

At least this time, the committee voted to hire counsel: Patrick Hughes, a partner in the northern Kentucky and Cincinnati law firm Dressman Benzinger LaVelle. Committee chairman Jeff Donahue, D-Louisville, said the committee will negotiate with Hughes and the firm to determine the hourly rate or fee.

Hughes is a former deputy attorney general and also once worked with the state Cabinet for Finance and Administration.



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