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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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...