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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...

February 20, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well. By Austin Frakt Feb. 19, 2018 A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental...

February 20, 2018 - 10:11 am

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Mountain Comprehensive Care Center opened a new low-income/transitional housing facility in Prestonsburg. The Dogwood Apartments are located on South Lake Drive. There are 20 apartments total,18 one bedroom and 2 that are...

February 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Posted by Shawn Allen on February 14, 2018 in Latest News “Really shouldn’t wait until they get a hearing date, shouldn’t wait for any reason. Once they get that letter that’s the time to start acting.” PRESTONSBURG, KY.–  Earlier this...

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...

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...