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More women showing up on list of Jefferson County's 'deadbeat dads'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The list of deadbeat parents is about to come out, and it's not just "dads."

The Jefferson County Attorney says more women are showing up on the list. Nine percent of people listed who aren't paying child support are moms.

There are more than 4,500 names on this years list. 

Sometimes people are shamed into paying, but the list is helpful in other ways.

"We have people call every year and say, 'I read the list, and I know Mr. Smith,and he doesn't live there, but I know where he lives,'" said Jefferson County attorney Mike O'Connell. "Or even better, they know where he or she works."

Since the county attorney started releasing the list 11 years ago, the Child Support Division has collected nearly $15 million owed to local children.

This year's list comes out online on Sunday.

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