Julian Carroll served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1971 to 1974, The Democrat served as governor from 1974 to 1979. In 2005 Carroll was elected to the Kentucky State Senate, from Kentucky Senate District 7 – representing Anderson, Franklin, Gallatin, Owen and Woodford Counties. He is a typical liberal Democrat who also is the epitome of the ‘good-ole-boy’ mentality. However, many Kentucky Democrats are strongly urging Carroll to resign from the state Senate due to a current sex scandal in which Carroll has been accused of propositioning and groping a 30-year old man back in 2005.
A spokesman for the Kentucky Democratic Party says they are “terribly concerned” following a TV report that former Democratic governor and current state Sen. Julian Carroll propositioned and allegedly groped a then-30-year-old man in 2005.
Brad Bowman says “We are terribly concerned by the events described in the Pure Politics piece concerning Sen. Carroll. While we acknowledge and greatly appreciate Sen. Carroll’s life-long career of public service, we cannot overlook the severity of these allegations and take them seriously.” …
Kentucky’s Democrats, like national Democrats, have lost power in the state, once heavily controlled by Democrats. Current Gov. Matt Blevin, a Republican, is only the second Republican to hold the office since 1947 and only the third to hold it since 1923. Currently, Republicans hold a 27 to 11 seat majority over Democrats in the state Senate. Republicans also hold a 64 to 36 seat majority in the state House. Democrats are already struggling to find a way to regain some power in the Blue Grass State, and the last thing they need is to have one of their most influential and top-ranking state senators be so shamed and embroiled in a sex scandal, so his fellow Democrats want him to resign, go way quietly and let them try to repair the damage.