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March 31, 2020 - 11:39 am

Already short on resources, civil legal aid groups now face unprecedented crunch By Todd Ruger Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:57am Attorneys at the Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corp. helped the state’s poorest residents in the aftermath of two...

March 30, 2020 - 11:43 am

One Kentucky community has seen a wave of violence and homelessness as methamphetamine use returns. By Timothy Williams March 28, 2020 LOUISA, Ky. — Home deliveries from the local food bank now require a police escort. A shop owner has started...

March 23, 2020 - 5:08 pm

ELCOMB, Ky. — The two men sat on the covered porch of an aging mobile home along an Appalachian creek, a loud rain pinging off the sheet metal roof.  Joe Goans’ four children were packed inside, shut out of school by the spreading coronavirus. He hadn...

March 23, 2020 - 3:15 pm

At AppalReD Legal Aid we are committed to providing free legal services to the low-income and vulnerable in eastern and...

March 16, 2020 - 12:11 pm

ATTENTION:   In response to the coronavirus pandemic, AppalReD Legal Aid is implementing preventative...

February 20, 2020 - 5:06 pm

By Bill Estep February 20, 2020 11:27 AM Eastern Kentucky’s most famous disbarred lawyer is going to be in prison a long time, but it looks like a rising country music star from the region will get a likeness of him to take home. The lawyer is Eric C...

February 17, 2020 - 10:38 am

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision blocking states' requirements that people must work in order to receive Medicaid. Residents of Kentucky and Arkansas brought the action against Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar,...

December 5, 2019 - 4:59 pm

Evan Smith is a public interest attorney and the Director of Advocacy for AppalReD, a nonprofit that gives free legal services in rural Appalachia. We spoke about what it’s like to work in rural America, the legal issues people face in that part of the...

December 5, 2019 - 4:51 pm

(WYMT) - A federal magistrate denied Eric C. Conn's motion to get out of prison. In October, Conn claimed in a handwritten document that the attorneys who represented him were ineffective. He also claimed the escape charge was not relevant to him...

December 2, 2019 - 10:19 am

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November 26, 2019 - 10:53 am

Survey highlights need for alternative approaches to help people navigate the courts Article November 19, 2019 By: Erika Rickard Topics: U.S. State Policy Projects: Civil Legal System Modernization Read time: 2 min Downloads Share Read Mode...

October 29, 2019 - 1:44 pm

By Amanda Robert November 1, 2019, 1:30 am CDT John Rosenberg likes to tell people we’re in a country where the rule of law means something, where no one is above the law. “Lawyers make a difference,” he says. “We have demonstrated in our work that...

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...