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May 9, 2017 - 9:20 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com Eight counties in Eastern Kentucky had the biggest decline in life expectancy in the country between 1980 and 2014, according to a study released Monday. Owsley County had the biggest drop in the nation at 2.3...

April 21, 2017 - 2:16 pm

Stephen Bright, tireless civil rights advocate, leaving Southern Center atlanta-news By Bill Rankin - Richard Halicks   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Stephen Bright argues the Foster case before the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2015...

April 20, 2017 - 2:42 pm

Please join us on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY for our Bluegrass...

March 24, 2017 - 11:08 am

March 20, 2017 - 9:16 am

President Trump’s budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which helps low-income individuals obtain representation in civil proceedings. An attorney at Staten Island Legal Services helps a client with foreclosure paperwork in 2011....

March 20, 2017 - 9:13 am

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com An agency that pumps millions of dollars each year into economic development in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian states would lose federal funding if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget prevails....

February 24, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Mount Tabor Benedictine Sr. Mary Going works on a case at the Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, where she is an attorney. (GSR photo / Dan Stockman) Q & A with Sr. Mary Going, fighting for disability pay...

January 24, 2017 - 11:45 am

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT)-- For months, former clients of Eric C. Conn have fought to keep their disability benefits. Hundreds have lost their cases and now attorneys say many are suffering. On Monday, AppalReD and the Big Sandy Area Community...

January 13, 2017 - 4:59 pm

In light of the difficult economic situation in our area, the number of families who are living on the edge is continuing to increase. We want to be certain that these families are aware of the governmental and non-profit agencies that are there to provide...

December 29, 2016 - 10:34 am

Check out this video on The Courier-Journal: http://cjky.it/2heHx2o  

December 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

By BY CLAIRE GALOFARO - Associated Press MINNIE, Ky. (AP) — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all. She thought of the disconnect notices, the...

October 21, 2016 - 1:00 pm

By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com PRESTONSBURG – In the United States, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces each week and 876,000 divorces a year. Many individuals with...

October 18, 2016 - 3:08 pm

Notre Dame Law Students are using their Fall Break to assist AppalReD with research and a pro se Divorce Clinic (do-it-...

September 30, 2016 - 9:03 am

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - John Rosenberg has many awards hanging on his walls, and two weeks ago he received another one. Rosenberg, who lives in Prestonsburg, was honored at the Fourth Annual Muhammad Ali awards. He received the Kentucky...