SOAR Summit

SOAR Summit Rescheduled For May 11th

Mar 2, 2015

A strategy summit focusing on ways to boost eastern Kentucky's economy has been rescheduled for May 11 in Pikeville at the East Kentucky Expo Center.

Threatened Snowstorm Prompts SOAR Postponement

Feb 15, 2015

Due to forecasts of up to a foot of snow in the region, the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Strategy Summit scheduled for Monday in Pikeville has been postponed.  Nearly 1,000 people were pre-registered to attend, with more expected to sign up at the door.

Josh James / WUKY

Monday’s SOAR meeting saw Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers looking to ensure the long-term viability of the initiative.

Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the recent SOAR summit, a committee of 15 area political and business leaders met in Hazard on Monday morning.