Latest SOAR News

  • UK, SOAR Advancing Eastern Kentucky Health, Economy

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2015) — The University of Kentucky and SOAR announced a three-year, more than $300,000 partnership Tuesday as part of UK’s ongoing commitment to the health and economy of Eastern Kentucky. SOAR — Shaping Our Appalachian Region — was established in 2013 by Gov. Steve Beshear and

  • SOAR Strategy Summit Rescheduled for May 11

    PIKEVILLE, Ky.  (Feb. 27, 2015) – The 2015 SOAR Strategy Summit has been rescheduled for May 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The original summit, planned for Feb.  16, was canceled due to a snowstorm that blanketed much of Kentucky with up to a foot of snow.

  • 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