Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Federal funding cuts have led Legal Aid of
the Bluegrass to cut nine positions.
Executive director Richard Cullison told The Kentucky Enquirer
(http://bit.ly/zyr4Cm) that the cuts include two lawyers in
Covington, where the nonprofit is based, two in Lexington and one
in Morehead. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass provides assistance in
civil cases to low-income families in 33 counties.
Even before the cuts, the organization had to turn away
thousands of people who qualify for its services.
Cullison calls the cuts "painful" but says "you can't
bankrupt your agency."
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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