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State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials; 21 counties recognized for exemplary performance

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 14, 2012  
Contact Information:  Media Contact: Anya Armes Weber, (502) 564-6786, ext. 3104; or Jill Midkiff, (502) 564-7042, ext. 3465  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2012) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support contracting officials and one that made significant improvement during the past year.

The winners were announced last month at a reception in Frankfort hosted by the CHFS Child Support Enforcement program (CSE).

The CSE, part of the CHFS Department for Income Support (DIS), administers child support enforcement jointly with local contracting officials for all 120 counties.

“In every county, our contractors are working hard for the families of their communities,” said DIS Deputy Commissioner Steve Veno, who leads the CSE. “In counties large and small, they continue to improve services so the children they serve get the financial support they are entitled to. We are so pleased to honor these top performers.”

Contracting officials are ranked based on their paternity establishments, the establishment of child support orders, child support collections and arrearage (past-due) collections.

Rankings for the 2011-12 fiscal year were made based on number of active cases.

Top performing counties with 1,000 or fewer cases are as follows:

− Morgan County, County Attorney D. Joleen Frederick
− Crittenden County, County Attorney Rebecca J. Johnson
− McLean County, County Attorney W. E. Quisenberry Jr.
− Adair County, County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin
− Trigg County, County Attorney Randall Braboy
− Green County, County Attorney Russ Goff
− Spencer County, County Attorney Ruth Hollan
− Robertson County, County Attorney John Price

Top performing counties with 1,000-2,000 cases are as follows:

− Allen County, County Attorney William Hagenbuch Jr.
− Oldham County, County Attorney John K. Carter
− Breckinridge County, County Attorney Bradley Butler
− Meade County, County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts
− Grayson County, County Attorney K. Clay Ratley
− Taylor County, County Attorney John D. Bertram
− Russell County, County Attorney Kevin Shearer

Top performing counties with 2,000-4,000 cases are as follows:

− Harlan County, County Attorney Fred M Busroe Jr.
− Hopkins County, County Attorney Todd P’Pool
− Barren County, County Attorney Jeffrey Sharp

Top performing counties with 4,000 cases or more are as follows:

− Christian County, County Attorney J. Michael Foster
− Warren County, County Attorney Amy Hale Milliken

Greatest Improvement Award
− Cumberland County, County Attorney Lindsey G. Bell

Several other awards were also given to contractors and CSE staff. They are as follows: 

− Contracting Official Office of the Year – Ohio County Attorney’s Office
− Deputy Commissioner’s Award for Exceptional Performance – Joy Fitzgerald, Administration and Financial Management Branch
− James Fendley Child Support Attorney of the Year – James S. “Bridgie” Miller, Caldwell County Attorney
− Tim Olds Outstanding Customer Service Award – Brenda Croft, Crittenden County Attorney’s Office
− Contracting Official Employee of the Year – Michelle Wolfe, Allen County Attorney’s Office
− State Child Support Field Office Employee of the Year – Jackolyn Upchurch, Cumberland Service Region
− State Central Office Employee of the Year – Doris Moore, System Modernization Project
− Overcoming Adversity Special Award – Morgan County Attorney’s Office; Joleen Frederick, County Attorney and Barbara Cravens, Office Supervisor

The Overcoming Adversity Special Award was given to the Morgan County Attorney’s Office for its work overcoming the March tornado destruction of the child support office while continuing to provide exceptional service to the children of Morgan County.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full and part-time employees throughout the Commonwealth focused on improving the lives and health of Kentuckians.


Last Updated 12/14/2012