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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

March 22, 2018 - 9:17 am

CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia is working to help former clients of Eric C. Conn, the Kentucky attorney who is accused of helping obtain disability benefits for people who might not have actually qualified for them. As investigators continue to...

March 13, 2018 - 3:08 pm

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Work continues to help former Eric C. Conn clients and this week the attorneys representing clients are getting extra help from college students. Nine law students from the University of Kentucky and Notre Dame are in Eastern...

March 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. A public informational meeting is scheduled this week for former Eric C. Conn clients. Attorney Ned Pillersdorf says notices are being sent out to more than 1,900 former clients, asking for medical records within 30 days. Pillersdorf...

March 12, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Notre Dame law students are visiting us this week.  They will assist with pro se clinics, visit the Mud Creek...

March 1, 2018 - 3:00 pm

By ABIGAIL GIBSON Staff Writer - MEDICAL LEADER PIKEVILLE — Each month, the Pikeville Community Kitchen hosts a free all-you-can-eat community lunch for the public. Since the organization was established last July they have served more than 6,000 lunches. “...

February 27, 2018 - 10:17 am

Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:39 a.m. ET Feb. 23, 2018 (Photo: Moises Castillo, AP) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Looking for a lawyer? It is a little easier now to find out how long an attorney has been...