This Monday, more than 1,500 people will gather at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville to discuss the future of the region. Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers will host the day-long series of meetings and discussions called SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Region. The goal is to get folks sharing new ideas and recommendations about how to move eastern Kentucky forward.
We’ll provide live coverage of the summit starting at 9 a.m. on KETKY and online at KET.org/live. Along the way, I’ll have interviews with various SOAR participants to get their perspectives on the day’s events. If you can’t watch our live coverage, you can follow this blog and my Twitter account for an ongoing synopsis of the presentations. You can also participate in the conversation by commenting on the official SOAR Facebook page.
Then at 8 p.m. on KET, join us for a recap of the SOAR summit, including a discussion with Gov. Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers.