Latest SOAR News

  • SOAR Receives $200,000 Grant from ARC

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2015) – Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. (SOAR) received approval of a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help pay for the nonprofit organization’s startup costs as it works toward innovation, economic diversification and job creation across eastern Kentucky. It is the first

  • SOAR Strategy Summit Postponed Due to Weather

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (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

  • Shared vision, local action can raise E. Ky. above old divisions – By Jared Arnett

    First in a series of columns leading up to Monday’s second summit of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, to be held in Pikeville. I’m a son of the mountains. I’ve worked in the counties of the SOAR region for most of my professional career, and I know that this place is