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  • SOAR Board Celebrates Achievements, Makes Future Plans

    Board hosts ceremonial signing for SOAR funding bill MOREHEAD, Ky.  – In its first meeting of 2015, the SOAR Executive Committee celebrated several recent announcements and partnerships for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative, including a state funding mechanism for the organization, corporate partnerships, and new jobs in the

  • 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.