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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...

May 13, 2016 - 9:52 pm

More Low-Income Kids Now Have Health Coverage
NPR The expansion of Medicaid and continued enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program have boosted the proportion of eligible kids with health coverage to 91 percent, a study finds. Read the...

May 10, 2016 - 8:47 am

136 lawyers from 25 states volunteer to represent ex-disability clients of Eric Conn, who is under indictment for fraud   Check out this story on courier-journal.com.  Read more 

April 27, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Percentage of kids with a jailed parent is double national average Report: 135,000 of state’s children have had a parent incarcerated Kids Count report released Monday by Annie E. Casey Foundation Read more here

April 22, 2016 - 1:51 pm

AppalReD's Richmond Office Staff attended a self-defense seminar at Elite Martial Arts & Fitness.   Elite offers free self-defense clinics to the community.

April 15, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Michael A. Taylor of Middlesboro, KY will be receiving the 2016 Kentucky Bar Association Outstanding Award for Donated Legal Services at this year's convention.   Michael A. Taylor serves as a board member with AppalReD Legal Aid.  He was nominated by John...

April 13, 2016 - 9:37 am

Lexington Herald Leader By John Rosenberg Well, it’s about time the feds caught up with lawyer Eric Conn, you say. I agree. But a much larger saga has been playing out in recent months to the detriment of hundreds of disabled Eastern Kentuckians, all former...

April 7, 2016 - 3:03 pm

A tribute to John Rosenberg by Kentucky's 2015-2016 Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon.  "That Magdeburg Boy"