County attorney sues state for ending child support contract
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky county attorney has sued the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services for ending its contract with him to collect child support payments.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley filed the lawsuit last Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court.
Bartley says in his lawsuit the state canceling its contract with him to collect child support in Floyd County is unlawful. The suit says it will result in limited or no support for families who need money to feed and clothe their children or require other services for an undetermined period of time.
Bartley’s administration of the Floyd County program includes collecting and distributing child support. It serves more than 3,000 people.
Cabinet spokesman Doug Hogan says officials are reviewing the lawsuit but cannot address specifics.