Quick Bites: Fmr. State Rep. Charged With Public Intoxication; ‘Liberty’ Candidates Wanting Recounts Will Have to Pony Up

A former state Representative and current candidate for Scott County Judge-Executive has been charged with six infractions ranging from fleeing police to public intoxication.

Charlie Hoffman, 66, was arrested on Friday in Georgetown, Kentucky, and charged with evading police, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, prescription container substances not properly contained, and tampering with evidence.

News reports say Georgetown Police responded to a bar near Main St. where a man was reportedly pushing another customer and causing a scene. Police located Hoffman a short distance away where he refused to speak to law enforcement, and resisted arrest.

Hoffman represented the 66th District from 1997 until 2011. He served as Majority Caucus Chairman from 2007 to 2008.

Liberty Candidates Will Have to Pay to Play With Recounts

The Courier-Journal’s Joe Sonka is reporting that judges handling the recount petitions from two House primary candidates that lost by severe margins will have to pay $21,000 if they want to tally up the votes again.

Six Republicans representing the “liberty” wing of the party filed petitions for recounts after the May 17 primary elections, including the challenger to House Speaker David Osborne and the sister of state Sen. Adrienne Southworth. Both of the candidates are parroting talking points from Trump alleging potential fraud.

Read the full story from the CJ including a breakdown of the costs.