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November 8, 2018 - 8:45 am

(WYMT) - The Social Security Administration suspended the ongoing re-determination hearings for former clients of Eric C. Conn. The hearings are put on hold for 60 days so that clients have a chance to recover files that were recently removed from Conn's old...

October 1, 2018 - 3:38 pm

AppalReD Legal Aid and its pro bono program, also known as Volunteer Lawyers for Appalachian Kentucky, are hosting two luncheons this month, one in Somerset and one in Prestonsburg, to recognize the legal work done by private attorneys throughout its service...

September 26, 2018 - 11:31 am

By Herald-Leader editorial board September 26, 2018 07:02 AM   The Social Security Administration was slow to halt corruption within its own ranks, but has been eager to penalize Kentuckians who were victimized by their crooked, now-imprisoned lawyer, Eric...

August 16, 2018 - 8:57 am

Hearings continue in the review of Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases of clients formerly represented by attorney Eric C. Conn.  The outcome of these hearings will seriously impact Mr. Conn’s former clients.  If a...

July 24, 2018 - 3:56 pm

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com July 24, 2018 07:20 AM Whitley City The public library in McCreary County has books, of course, and reading programs for young people and computers for people to access the internet. But it also provides information on...

July 23, 2018 - 10:19 am

Our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is hitting the road! Come see us at the LBJ Elementary School's Back-to-School Event on August 1st 3-6 PM. There will be free pizza and of course we will be available for FREE consultations! What types of tax problems...

July 18, 2018 - 10:37 am

LETCHER Co., Ky. (WYMT) - Thousands of former clients of Eric C. Conn have had their social security benefits taken away and are being scheduled for redetermination hearings to see if and when they can get those benefits back. While Conn is in prison with a...

July 2, 2018 - 9:07 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com June 27, 2018 11:34 AM Manchester The pickings have gotten slimmer when Mike Bowling needs to hire someone for his convenience stores in London and Manchester, where he also has a tobacco store. “This is the hardest I’ve...

July 2, 2018 - 9:04 am

By John Cheves And Jack Brammer jcheves@herald-leader.com jbrammer@herald-leader.com June 29, 2018 03:56 PM Updated June 29, 2018 06:30 PM A federal judge in Washington D.C. struck down Kentucky's plan to require some Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer...

June 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm

On May 18, 2018, The Big Sandy Council on Elder Maltreatment was awarded the 2018 Public Awareness Initiative Award awarded by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Adult Protection Branch, Frankfort, KY.  Big Sandy was one of three local Elder...

June 14, 2018 - 3:23 pm

By Ned Pillersdorf June 13, 2018 04:29 PM Thousands of lawyers have descended upon Lexington for the annual Kentucky Bar Association convention. A timely question to ask is whether a bar association is simply a bureaucratic organization or does it have a...

May 8, 2018 - 2:23 pm

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com May 07, 2018 11:44 AM Updated May 07, 2018 04:31 PM A request to dismiss charges against disbarred attorney Eric C. Conn that could carry a cumulative 255-year sentence should be denied, a federal magistrate judge has...

April 9, 2018 - 9:34 am

(AP) A study by a legal aid group found that Virginia residents forced to defend themselves in civil lawsuits are at a huge disadvantage. John Whitfield, executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, presented the findings April 4 to the Virginia Supreme...

April 9, 2018 - 9:02 am

By EMILY BADGER and QUOCTRUNG BUI APRIL 7, 2018 Nearly one million American households received eviction judgments in 2016 in new data spanning dozens of states. Candace Williams was evicted in Richmond, Va., which has one of the highest eviction rates in...

March 26, 2018 - 11:42 am

The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday includes not only funding for the Legal Services Corporation but a raise as well. According to a press release from the American Bar Association, the legislation provides $410 million to LSC for fiscal...