While ideas discussed at the SOAR Summit continue to inspire local leaders and constituents to develop strategies to revitalize Kentucky’s Appalachian region, economic development in Eastern Kentucky stands little chance without an end to its tradition of corruption.
On December 17, 2013 a local resident alerted the Clay County Sheriff’s office of a suspicious phone call he received.
The people of eastern Kentucky are hurting, and many feel it’s due, at least in part, to the administration’s “War on Coal” – excessive, overly burdensome regulations on coal.
“Within 30 days, we’ll receive a report back from the Rural Policy Research Institute, the organization that collaborated with the planning committee to bring together the SOAR Summit,” stated U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. “In 60 days, Governor Beshear and I plan to report back to you with a structured plan of execution to keep the SOAR initiative going strong.”
A local family will be without a home this Christmas after a massive fire swept through their home on Monday morning, destroying everything they own.
The fire, at 1200 Greenbriar Rd in Manchester, engulfed the home of Deborah Reid who was at work at Laurel Creek Healthcare when the fire broke out.
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