SOAR Summit SOAR Leaders Handing Over Reins To Community Leaders By Josh James • May 19, 2014 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. SOAR Committee Holds Initial Meeting In Hazard Monday By WUKY Staff • Mar 24, 2014 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. Kentucky Becomes USDA "StrikeForce" State By Josh James • Jan 17, 2014 farmflavor.com U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack joined state leaders Friday to announce Kentucky's new status as a "StrikeForce" state. Assessing The SOAR Summit By Sylvia Ryerson • Dec 13, 2013 If nothing else, the recent SOAR Summit shows that Eastern Kentuckians are ready to talk about the future. SOAR Summit Features Discussions Of Diverse Economy By Sylvia Ryerson • Dec 9, 2013 The first summit of the SOAR Shaping our Appalachian region initiative happened Monday in Pikeville, with an estimated 1,500 people in attendance. Open Letter To The Governor: 'It Won't Be Easy' By Greg Stotelmyer • Dec 9, 2013 A letter from a grassroots citizens group has reached the office of Governor Steve Beshear, the same day as the SOAR Summit.