Big Bust In Whitley County

Whitley County has about 3,000 parents who pay child support.

A majority of those people owe back pay according to the county attorney.

So today he enlisted an army of police to round up the worst of the worst dead beat parents.

The round up started around 6:30 a.m. just one hour later 10 dead beats had been arrested and brought in for processing.

The County Attorney Paul Winchester says if others are wise, they'll learn from these folks.

"The vast majority that are out there are not on this list will say, yeah if I don't come in and make an arrangement to get them paid the sheriff will be knocking on my door," said Winchester.

A collective force of Whitley County Sheriff's Deputies and the Corbin police hope to round up 35 parents who back-due child support.

The total amount for all those people is more than $318, 000.


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  • by Gina Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2008 at 07:58 PM
    You know, this is just ridiculous. The reason most of the people I know who owe child support get behind is because they're being asked to pay too much! I know a homeless woman on disability who pays $150 a month in child support-she can't afford to feed or house herself, but she still goes to jail if she doesn't pay!There are a lot of people who are paying so much for child support that they can't afford decent housing, food, medical care, cars, or anything else they need-much less anything they want. And they're not all jerks, either-most are normal people who love their kids, but just couldn't get along with their spouse or girlfriend (or boyfriend). If people really want child support to be paid, and paid on time, then the amount of child support should be based on the income of the absent parent, the number of children being supported, and the custodial parent's income!

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