SOAR Regional Blueprint Goals

SUMMIT NEWS

WKYT's Tanner Hesterberg sat down with Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers during last week's SOAR Summit.

Aerospace includes making parts for aviation and space flight and has increased more than 100 percent in the past five years.

Some major players spoke at the SOAR Summit on Friday in Pikeville, including Governor Matt Bevin, Congressman Hal Rogers and UK men's basketball coach John Calipari.

Bell County Tourism officials shared a new vision with the community that includes exploring the mountains and seeing new parts that are difficult to get to.

At Friday's SOAR Summit, leaders with the organization announced a partnership to distribute their produce, bringing high tech agriculture to Eastern Kentucky.

2017 SOAR Summit wraps up in Pikeville

Hal Rogers

John Calipari

Matt Bevin

The Mayor of Prestonsburg, Les Stapleton, said by creating this channel, he hopes to put people back to work and teach them new skills.

During a breakout session at the SOAR Summit Friday afternoon, the president of Eastern Telephone and Technology said they are moving onto the second phase of the project.

Broadband discussed at S.O.A.R. Summit - Taylor Frost reports