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AppalReD Legal Aid's Community Family Law Clinics Receive Support from Kentucky Bar Foundation


Prestonsburg, KY - AppalReD Legal Aid received a $20,000 grant from the Kentucky Bar Foundation for their project "Expanding Access to Justice Through Pro Se Law Clinics." It was awarded at the Annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon...

FEMA Tiptoes Away From EKY


In late April, Kentucky journalist Justin Hicks released two news pieces weeks in the making. Many eastern Kentucky flood survivors logged into the FEMA Portal to find their appeal closed with no decision. His investigation began with a simple questi...

AppalReD and attorney recognized for efforts in Eric C. Conn social security fraud case


PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A legal services company and an attorney who operates out of Floyd County were recently recognized in Nashville, Tennessee for the roles they played in responding to the Eric C. Conn Social Security fraud crisis.AppalReD Le...

Project Renew Paralegal Position Opening in Somerset


  Project Renew Paralegal Position Opening in Somerset, KY AppalReD Legal Aid, a non-profit law firm, is recruiting a Project Renew paralegal for its Somerset office located at 108 College Street in Somerset, KY. This is a full-time po...

Pro Bono Volunteer Spotlight


The Eric C. Conn Social Security fraud resulted in thousands of low-income and deserving eastern Kentuckians losing their social security benefits. Sadly, the only thing they people did wrong was hire a prominent lawyer. The Conn crisis has been ...

Rosenburg Square Dedication


Prestonsburg dedicates corner of color to area advocates By Buddy Forbes Published: Mar. 14, 2024 at 7:14 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2024 at 11:25 PM EDT PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -Rosenberg Square invites the Prestonsburg ...

Central Kentucky tenant advocates, homeless shelters say they’re in the middle of an eviction, housing crisis


Margaret Sites, a staff attorney with AppleRed Legal Aid who specializes in housing cases and eviction defense, has tracked each of last year’s eviction filings through weekly court dockets. 667 evictions have been filed in Madison County Circuit ...

FEMA deadline looms for KY flood survivors. But new rules could make big impact soon


BY SARAH CURRY AND WHITNEY BAILEY JANUARY 25, 2024 10:42 AM The FEMA appeal deadline is Jan. 29 at 11:59 pm for July 2022 flood survivors. This deadline is critical, and as of today an extension has not been granted. Even if you have never appe...

Deadline to submit a FEMA appeal from the July 2022 flood is looming: JAN 29


PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Flood survivors impacted by the July 2022 flood only have a few days left to appeal their FEMA applications. The deadline is currently set for 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29. Since the flood hit, Whitney Bailey, an...

‘We can do better’: FEMA makes sweeping changes to speed up disaster aid


Responding to frustrations from impacted communities across the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that it is making sweeping changes so that more disaster victims get financial assistance faster and with fewer ru...