The University of Kentucky has launched an effort to promote and strengthen its ties with the Central Appalachian region. A new series of stories called “Rooted in Our Communities: The University of Kentucky in Appalachia” can be found on UKNow.

A group of eastern Kentucky leaders has endorsed a plan that would set aside money to help boost the region's struggling economy.

Broadband access can be a key conduit to creating economic opportunity for Eastern Kentucky, officials say.

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The head of the Pikeville-based Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will lead an initiative to diversify eastern Kentucky's economy.

Eastern Kentucky residents are launching an effort to answer a June New York Times headline that asked “What’s the Matter with Eastern Kentucky?”

One component of the state’s ambitious initiative to jumpstart the struggling economy of Eastern Kentucky is a renewed focus on tourism.

SOAR Working Groups Deliver Key Recommendations

Sep 23, 2014

Ten working groups organized under the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative presented their top findings on Tuesday.


Hear highlights from the Health Impact Series forum, presented by Morehead State University and Saint Claire Regional Medical Center.

A series of meetings to address health care issues in southern and eastern Kentucky have come with announcements of grants to fund several programs.

Gov. Steve Beshear says an unprecedented sense of urgency will help the latest effort to diversify Eastern Kentucky’s flagging economy succeed.