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October 11, 2019 - 3:24 pm

By Echo Gamel October 10, 2019   FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hundreds of former clients of disbarred Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn are starting to get back their Social Security benefits. Attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who has...

September 17, 2019 - 8:57 am

By Campbell Robertson Sept. 14, 2019 FLEMING-NEON, Ky. — In the pre-dawn hours when all is dark and quiet, Amanda Lucas leaves her house and begins the long drive to her job at a hospital an hour away. In years past, it was the men who...

September 3, 2019 - 2:42 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in...

July 31, 2019 - 9:05 am

Martha Bergmark On 7/18/19 at 10:45 AM EDT Opinion Civil rights Justice In America, we are raised with the promise of "justice for all." But after decades as a civil rights and civil legal aid lawyer, I know firsthand that our nation falls far...

July 15, 2019 - 9:46 am

By Andrew Strickler | July 14, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT By the summer of 2007, Johnny McIntosh could barely walk, much less hold down a job. At just 40 years old, McIntosh had a back injury from a public works job in his native eastern Kentucky, followed by a...

July 15, 2019 - 9:38 am

By Will Wright July 12, 2019 12:38 PM, Updated July 12, 2019 12:41 PM As black lung surges across Eastern Kentucky, clinic expands to meet demand. New Beginnings Pulmonary Rehab plans to double its number of clinics by early 2020 as black lung...

July 11, 2019 - 10:12 am

July 9, 2019   While the criminal justice side of the opioid epidemic has received significant attention, the civil legal issues it has caused have quietly smoldered into a raging inferno, overwhelming legal aid providers, families, social service...

June 26, 2019 - 10:14 am

When recovering opioid addict Jacob was called into court in Clinton County, New York, for violating a restraining order, the judge told him he had 90 days to quit using his addiction medication, Suboxone. Jacob, whose last name Law360 is withholding for...

June 26, 2019 - 9:32 am

By Will Wright June 25, 2019 04:18 PM, Of the 80 counties that will be considered economically distressed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in 2020, nearly half are in Eastern Kentucky. Appalachian Regional Commission New data released by the...

June 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm

By Dashiell Coleman dcoleman@gastongazette.com Posted Jun 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Jun 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM John Rosenberg remembers his high school years in Gastonia fondly. The experience stuck...

June 14, 2019 - 11:42 am

‘Justice by geography.’ Where you live in Kentucky often determines if you stay in jail. By Beth Musgrave and Daniel Desrochers June 14, 2019 Is Kentucky’s cash bail system fair? This defendant says no. Keith White speaks from the the Fayette...

June 7, 2019 - 2:29 pm

By Darla Carter | June 6, 2019 9:30 am Courtesy of Pixabay The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the University of Kentucky should be allowed to use the state Department of Revenue to collect unpaid medical bills, a...

May 17, 2019 - 3:16 pm

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18)– Attorneys for the former clients of Eric C. Conn have received more good news in court. According to attorney Ned Pillersdorf, a Floyd County County Circuit Judge ruled against the former attorney’s legal malpractice insurer to...

May 16, 2019 - 11:19 am

By Anna Baumann May 14, 2019 New data shows 21,400 Kentuckians have had Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits taken away due to a recent state rule requiring adults without dependents or a disability report work hours over a certain...