eastern Kentucky http://wkyufm.org en Rogers, Beshear Announce Creation of Committee to Lead SOAR http://wkyufm.org/post/rogers-beshear-announce-creation-committee-lead-soar <p>Congressman Hal Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear have announced the creation of a 15-member executive committee to lead their SOAR initiative. They held a joint press conference Monday at Hazard Community College to discuss the appointments.&nbsp; Rogers and the Governor will co-chair the panel, which will be composed of public officials and leaders from the private sector.</p><p>The congressman says the group will keep listening to ideas to boost the region’s economy and improve its quality of life.</p><p>One of the executive committee’s first tasks will be hiring a permanent director, which it hopes to do by September. SOAR stands for “Shaping Our Appalachian Region” and was created to help eastern Kentucky recover from the slump in the coal industry and the loss of thousands of jobs.<br /> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:45:53 +0000 Dan Conti 45556 at http://wkyufm.org Rogers, Beshear Announce Creation of Committee to Lead SOAR Flue Cases Confirmed in Eastern Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/flue-cases-confirmed-eastern-kentucky <p>A health department has confirmed flu cases in eastern Kentucky and is urging people in the community to get vaccinated. WYMT-TV reports the flu cases confirmed by the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department are the first cases of seasonal flu reported in Kentucky. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:56:24 +0000 Associated Press 17544 at http://wkyufm.org