News

August 17, 2016 - 2:19 pm

To offset lost mining jobs, officials, business leaders and environmentalists
are setting aside political feuds...

August 9, 2016 - 2:53 pm

John O. Goss, a legal aid lawyer some 40 years ago, responded to a nationwide call to help some 1,500 Social Security disability recipients in rural Appalachian high-poverty counties in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The recipients were in danger of...

August 8, 2016 - 1:52 pm

AppalReD Legal Aid's Somerset Office Staff attended the Pulaski County "Back to School Extravaganza" on Saturday,...

July 28, 2016 - 9:05 am

AppalReD Legal Aid announces its second do-it-yourself Divorce Clinic to assist low-income people secure an uncontested divorce without using a lawyer. The clinic will be held on October 19, 2016, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Floyd County Extension Office, 921...

July 18, 2016 - 8:34 am

The simple change that could get affordable food to the poor people who need it
The Washington Post There's an elegant solution to help poor people overcome a problem that can leave them both hungry and unhealthy. Read the full story

July 15, 2016 - 11:33 am

If you are registered to attend this conference, please remember to bring a blanket for our Operation Donation -...

July 14, 2016 - 10:00 am

  By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN JULY 14, 2016 Seller-financed home sales are “toxic transactions,” a prominent national consumer law organization said on Thursday as it released a report and called for greater federal and state oversight of the...

July 1, 2016 - 3:40 pm

June 29, 2016 By Richard Cordray – JUN 29, 2016 Thank you. One thing we know from our experience here is that when we all work together to promote financial literacy, we have real opportunities to improve the financial well-being of consumers across the...

June 23, 2016 - 4:20 pm

June 23, 2016 - 3:59 pm

June 23, 2016 - Aaron K. Nelson - Floyd County Chronicle The Appalachian Research and Defense Fund hosted gatherings on Saturday for former attorneys, staff, and friends of the organization, to celebrate the institution’s 45th anniversary. At the dinner,...

June 9, 2016 - 4:52 pm

PRESTONSBIRG – AppalReD staff, board members past and present, and other friends will come to Prestonsburg on Saturday, June 18 for a 45th anniversary celebration. AppalReD staff provides free legal services in civil cases to low income citizens in 37 eastern...

June 6, 2016 - 12:48 pm

A baby born today to parents in Wolfe County can expect to live eight years less than a baby born in Fayette County. The reason is that while Campton and Lexington are just an hour apart, they differ significantly in ways that have an impact on health and how...

June 1, 2016 - 1:09 pm

  Scammers Want Your Money and Personal Information Be Ready. Protect your family. AppalReD is excited to partner with the Office of the Attorney General and more than 25 other Kentucky organizations to launch Scam Alerts.   With Scam Alerts you will be...

May 31, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Published: May 20, 2016   HAZARD, Ky. (May 20, 2016) — For many University of Kentucky researchers who study health in Appalachia, the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) is an indispensible partner in conducting community-based research.  Read...