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Sep 13 2013

Three women who work for the Kentucky legislature have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by an elected official. Some reports claim that the women’s complaints have been ignored or minimized.

Allegations of sexual harassment should not be taken lightly. No one in the workplace should be made to feel intimidated or threatened by unwanted advances.

May 7 2012

Unhappy that Kentucky politics continues to be dominated by men, a group of Democratic women has been working for three years to change things.

Emerge Kentucky, an offshoot of a 6-year-old national political training organization, has graduated 46 women — one of whom has been elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives — and is a few weeks from graduating 20 more.

Jun 26 2011

FRANKFORT — Kentucky voters might not know the names Wanda Hammons or Brenda Mannino now, but they might someday.

They were among 24 women who graduated Saturday from Emerge Kentucky, a political leadership training program that aims to prepare Democratic women to run for public office.

"I feel like I can make a difference and a change," Hammons, of Dry Ridge, said after the graduation ceremony, which was held at the Kentucky Democratic Party's headquarters in Frankfort.

Mar 25 2011

Emerge Kentucky, a non-profit organization established in 2009 to recruit and train Democratic women to run for public office, announces two new members to the Board of Directors of Emerge Kentucky.  Mary Ellen Wiederwohl of Louisville, Assistant Director of Government Relations with MMLK Government Solutions in Frankfort, joined the board last fall.   A more recent addition, Peggy Kennedy of Ryland Heights in Northern Kentucky, serves as a marketer and speaker for Kento

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