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November 27, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Stop jailing addicts, those who can’t afford fines By Ned Pillersdorf November 21, 2017 07:53 PM UPDATED November 22, 2017 12:50 PM The Herald Leader story about the surge in the number of women we incarcerate was not a surprise to anyone who has...

November 27, 2017 - 11:06 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com November 24, 2017 12:47 PM UPDATED November 25, 2017 04:35 PM A utility with 168,000 electricity customers in Eastern Kentucky has worked out a deal to reduce the size of its request for a rate increase....

November 16, 2017 - 9:26 am

Opioid abuse study shows Perry County tops nation; 3 others close behind By Will Puckett |  Posted: Wed 6:26 PM, Nov 15, 2017  |  Updated: Wed 6:59 PM, Nov 15, 2017 (WYMT) - A staggering study showing four Eastern...

November 13, 2017 - 8:58 am

By Gabriel Sanchez The GroundTruth Project November 12, 2017 6:05 PM PIKEVILLE Editor’s note: This story is part of Crossing the Divide, a cross-country reporting road trip from The GroundTruth Project and WGBH. The team of five reporters is...

October 24, 2017 - 1:48 pm

PSC to Take Public Comments in Kentucky Power Rate Case The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold three meetings to receive public comments on a rate increase proposed by Kentucky Power Co. Prestonsburg Thursday, November 2, 5:30 p.m....

October 23, 2017 - 3:57 pm

By Darlene Thomas October 13, 2017 5:00 PM Last month marked the 23rd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. As often happens during annual milestones, reflection on this not-so-distant past was the topic of conversation among advocates in my...

October 23, 2017 - 2:25 pm

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com October 13, 2017 5:59 PM Appeals Court Judge Janet Stumbo has submitted her resignation, ending a judicial career in which she was the first woman elected to the state Supreme Court without having first been...

September 25, 2017 - 12:38 pm

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com September 24, 2017 11:30 AM Kentucky parents, your kids have a serious school attendance problem. Consider this your collective note from the principal’s office. And then consider these...

September 25, 2017 - 12:36 pm

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com September 22, 2017 4:05 PM A Pikeville psychologist convicted of taking part in the largest Social Security disability fraud in U.S. history should serve 25 years in prison, a judge ruled Friday. Alfred...

August 24, 2017 - 9:32 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com August 24, 2017 5:33 AM The years of life Appalachian Kentucky residents lose to health maladies such as heart disease and cancer is 63 percent higher than the national average, according to a report released...

August 15, 2017 - 10:18 am

Bill Quigley, Contributor Law Professor, Loyola University New Orleans Question One. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 14.8 percent or 46 million people are living in poverty in the US. How many of those people living in poverty are children? A....

August 14, 2017 - 2:25 pm

By Greg Kocher gkocher1@herald-leader.com August 12, 2017 11:04 AM Auto Plaza USA in Nicholasville will pay more than $600,000 in taxes, penalties and fees that were inaccurately billed to customers, according to an agreement announced Friday by the...

July 21, 2017 - 11:13 am

Anthony McGrath our Rural Summer Legal Corps has completed his 10 week project focusing on government-assisted housing.  He has done great work this summer assisting our attorneys in these efforts.  Thank you Anthony!

July 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm

By Richard Dawahare - Lexington-Herald Leader Let there be light. And truth. And justice. Justice pursued with courage, molded by civility, tempered with compassion, applied with mercy and achieving hope, faith and fairness for all concerned. A...

July 14, 2017 - 9:19 am

July 14, 20174:57 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Eleanor Klibanoff Twitter Eric Conn was supposed to learn his sentence Friday. He's the Kentucky man who federal authorities say perpetrated the largest fraud in Social Security history. The...