Oh, and what's up with a town of 6,000 people having over 100 attorneys? Is it normal for a town's population to be nearly 2% lawyers?
Black lung and disability cases, divorces, and bankruptcies. Lots of 'em.
Downtown Pikeville used to have some actual businesses. At last count, I think there might be ten businesses left, and everything else is a law firm.
If they have an interstate close by, there's a real good reason for so many attorneys. They set you up for speeding on the interstate and add about 10 or 15 mph to your total. That's put it as speeding plus reckless driving. You need an attorney to get out of that. Since they target out of staters, you don't have much recourse. This is also a major source of revenue for the cities and counties. I know because I was nailed in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Cost me $700 to get out of it.
Is it the county seat? If so, that would be normal.