Kentucky official arrested after UK-UGA football game


By Joe Johnson

The clerk for Franklin County in Kentucky was arrested downtown late Saturday after he was kicked out of two bars downtown, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

An officer wrote in the report that he was working extra-duty jobs for both 100 Proof and Hedges on Broad at about 1 p.m. when he was summoned to 100 proof to deal with an unruly customer.

According to the report, 43-year-old Jeffery F. Hancock of Frankfort, Ky. Was trying to pick a fight with staff at the East Broad Street bar.

The officer immediately noticed an odor of alcohol coming from Hancock’s body and he noted in the report that the man had trouble maintaining his balance and his speech was slurred.

After Hancock was placed into the back of a police car, an employee from 100 Proof approached and told the officer that Hancock had previously been kicked out of his bar that night because he had “squared up at two females” and tried to fight them.

While in the police car, Hancock stated that he was an elected official, the officer wrote in his report.

When asked what position he held, Hancock responded that he was the clerk for Franklin County in Kentucky, according to the report.

Hancock, who was charged with public intoxication, was released Sunday morning from the Clarke County Jail upon posting a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

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