May 23, 2017 - 9:39 am

May 16, 2017 | Joshua Wilkey   Poor people are cash cows.  It makes no sense, really. One would think that poor people, by virtue of being poor, would not be profitable customers. However, for many large corporations that target the poor and working poor,...

May 18, 2017 - 12:14 pm

May 17, 2017, 11:26am Dr. Jessica Wilkerson It's fashionable to note that Appalachia voted overwhelmingly for Trump—and to predict political karma since he's proposed massive funding cuts that will affect the region. But people in Appalachia have a long...

May 10, 2017 - 10:07 am

May 9, 201712:31 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Laura Sullivan Twitter Meg Anderson The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the low-income housing tax credit program. It's named for the patron saint for the homeless and is now home to...

May 9, 2017 - 3:31 pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 1, 2017) – A new telephone hotline gives qualifying parents free legal assistance related to their custody and visitation concerns. The toll-free Custody and Visitation Hotline number is 1-844-673-3470. Phone lines are open Monday-Friday...

May 9, 2017 - 9:20 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com Eight counties in Eastern Kentucky had the biggest decline in life expectancy in the country between 1980 and 2014, according to a study released Monday. Owsley County had the biggest drop in the nation at 2.3 years, or...

April 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm

Stephen Bright, tireless civil rights advocate, leaving Southern Center atlanta-news By Bill Rankin - Richard Halicks   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Stephen Bright argues the Foster case before the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2015. (Art Lien /...

March 24, 2017 - 11:08 am

March 20, 2017 - 9:16 am

President Trump’s budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which helps low-income individuals obtain representation in civil proceedings. An attorney at Staten Island Legal Services helps a client with foreclosure paperwork in 2011. Andrew...

March 20, 2017 - 9:13 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com An agency that pumps millions of dollars each year into economic development in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian states would lose federal funding if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget prevails. Trump would...

February 24, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Mount Tabor Benedictine Sr. Mary Going works on a case at the Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, where she is an attorney. (GSR photo / Dan Stockman) Q & A with Sr. Mary Going, fighting for disability pay for...

January 24, 2017 - 11:45 am

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT)-- For months, former clients of Eric C. Conn have fought to keep their disability benefits. Hundreds have lost their cases and now attorneys say many are suffering. On Monday, AppalReD and the Big Sandy Area Community Action
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January 13, 2017 - 4:59 pm

In light of the difficult economic situation in our area, the number of families who are living on the edge is continuing to increase. We want to be certain that these families are aware of the governmental and non-profit agencies that are there to provide...

December 29, 2016 - 10:34 am

Check out this video on The Courier-Journal: http://cjky.it/2heHx2o  

December 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

By BY CLAIRE GALOFARO - Associated Press MINNIE, Ky. (AP) — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all. She thought of the disconnect notices, the engagement...