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Employee photo Meet Karen Howard. When mixing her law and writing skills, the Frankfort resident is right at home on the staff of the LRC’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee (ARRS). “It’s a cooperative process and it’s a perfect blend of my legal background and undergrad English major. My coworkers on staff are great,” Howard, an administrative regulations analyst, said. “ARRS is a statutory committee that provides legislative oversight to administrative regulations filed by executive branch agencies.” Howard’s life is well-rounded, and it’s not all work. Her children are an important part of her days, and she spends most of her free time with them. They are 12-year-old daughter Maddie and 8-year-old son Alex, she said. Their artwork adds splashes of color to her office in the Annex basement. Reading, church activities and music are pastimes for Howard. She plays the piano, flute and hand bells. Howard’s late father had been a state employee who specialized in regulations as part of his work for vocational rehabilitation and her mother is a retired teacher. Many folks in her family have been educators, but Howard obtained her law degree from the University of Kentucky and started her career as a public defender. In 2001, Howard joined the LRC and started focusing on regulations, following in her father’s footsteps. “I’m an attorney who has worked for state government for 20 years, the last 16 years on regulations,” she explained. “ARRS provides the legislative oversight to ensure the programs are implemented as intended. On the subcommittee, you have a bird’s eye view of what state government is doing.”