Monday, February 2, 2015

Second Appalachian summit set for next month

Officials in eastern Kentucky are preparing to hold a second Appalachian summit next month at the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville.

The meeting will take place on Feb. 16 and will focus on implementing strategies for growth.

More than 1,000 people attended the original summit held in 2013 after Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the initiative called SOAR, Shaping Our Appalachian Region. The aim of SOAR is to find solutions to problems facing the region and bolster and diversify the economy.

Beshear and Rogers are expected to attend the upcoming meeting.