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February 13, 2018 - 11:25 am

About 2000 more former clients of Attorney Eric C. Conn are facing a review of their eligibility for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits because of possible fraud.  Those people will be receiving notices informing them of the review and giving them 30...

February 12, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Eric Conn, the flashy and arrogant attorney who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security,” is now behind bars where he belongs after spending seven months on the lam. He entered guilty pleas for his pivotal role in a scheme that bilked the Social Security...

February 8, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Epidemiologists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health say they've identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever reported, a cluster that was first uncovered by NPR 14 months ago. In a research letter published...

February 8, 2018 - 11:52 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com February 07, 2018 04:59 PM Updated February 07, 2018 09:00 PM Teddy Newsome says he hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in years after hurting his neck and back while working for more than 30 years as an equipment operator...

February 7, 2018 - 12:27 pm

Supreme Court justice and advocates fear Kentuckians will suffer from civil legal aid cuts in Governor Matt Bevin Bevin's budget proposal. Author: Chris Williams Published: 7:36 PM EST February 6, 2018 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Legal advocates warn that a...

February 5, 2018 - 1:54 pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Congressman Hal Rogers' office confirmed Friday the Social Security Administration (SSA) will have 2,000 additional former Conn clients attend redetermination hearings. Ned Pillersdorf, who represents Conn’s former clients, said these...

February 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Robert Johns/ Guest Op-Ed Jan 31, 2018   Helen is a senior citizen who is hearing impaired. Because Helen owns her home, she was shocked when she was served with court eviction papers.  Unbeknownst to Helen, a private company had purchased a $500 garbage bill...

February 2, 2018 - 11:56 am

By KATIE BENNERFEB. 1, 2018 Photo The Office for Access to Justice's stated mission was to “deliver outcomes that are fair and accessible to all, irrespective of wealth and status.” Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Justice...

January 22, 2018 - 9:22 am

By ​Will Wright January 19, 2018 04:43 PM Updated January 21, 2018 06:11 AM Directors of the state’s civil legal aid programs warned in a joint letter Thursday that Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed state budget would leave thousands of low-income Kentuckians...

January 19, 2018 - 9:11 am

Electric rates in Eastern Kentucky just changed. Here’s what it means for your wallet. By ​Will Wright wwright@herald-leader.com  January 18, 2018 08:20 PM The state Public Service Commission approved a rate increase request from Kentucky Power of about 4...

January 16, 2018 - 9:40 am

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Calling it an "exciting day," Gov. Matt Bevin on Friday said federal authorities have given Kentucky broad power to reshape its Medicaid program, making it the first state in the nation to win such approval under rules that allow states to...

January 11, 2018 - 9:58 am

The Trump administration is about to start letting states require many Medicaid recipients to work for their benefits. But millions of Americans in the health care safety net program already have jobs. Some 60% of working age, non-disabled Medicaid enrollees...

January 11, 2018 - 9:22 am

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Choked and knocked unconscious, Jeanette McCue said a her husband's violent attack in 2016 left her bruised and battered with black eyes, a split lip and marks around her neck. McCue of Springfield, Ky., figures she would have been killed...

January 4, 2018 - 8:47 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com January 03, 2018 02:35 PM UPDATED January 03, 2018 07:02 PM Grethel Eula Hall got home from her son’s baseball game one night in 1982 just in time to see a big piece of her life’s work go up in flames. Hall had scratched...