Kentucky flood-damaged legal center hosts benefit concert

Kentucky flood-damaged legal center hosts benefit concert
Kentucky flood-damaged legal center hosts benefit concert

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) — A flood-damaged Kentucky nonprofit legal center is hosting a weekend benefit concert to help pay for construction repairs to its office building.

The Appalachian Citizens Law Center law office in Whitesburg was inundated by floodwaters, sending mud and water into the building. The legal center works on environmental law cases and assists coal miners with black lung claims, among other work.

The concert was originally planned to celebrate the center’s 20th anniversary to raise money for increased staff, but flooding in eastern Kentucky in late July created a new need.

Much of the cleanup work that followed was done by center staff. Repairs to the building are estimated at nearly $100,000, said Hilary Miles, director of development at the legal center.

The live concert will take place Saturday in Lexington at the Burl and will feature regional musicians including the Local Honeys, Sarah Kate Morgan, John Haywood and the Wells-Carter Family Trio. Tickets are $25 and there will be a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased on the center’s Facebook page.

The article is in French

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