A full-page ad will run in the Courier-Journal this Sunday with 616 names of Jefferson County parents who are more than six months delinquent in their child support payments. It’s the fourth time the county attorney’s office has purchased the ad, with the hope the community can provide tips on how to locate the delinquent parents.
County Attorney Mike O’Connell says the names listed in the ad are people with whom they’ve lost touch.
“There are children that are involved here that are less than 18, and the children reside in Louisville Metro, and we also know from our records, there’s an accrued arrearage of more than six months in all of these cases,” says O’Connell.
For the first time, O’Connell’s office is posting an additional 25-hundred names on its website. Collectively, the people listed in the print ad and online owe nearly 100-million dollars in back child support payments.