Corbin chosen to host annual Appalachian summit

Andy Beshear
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CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say an annual summit focused on economic improvement in eastern Kentucky will be held in Corbin later this year instead of Pikeville. News outlets report the host city for the 2021 Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit on Oct. 13-14 was announced last week by officials including Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers. According to its website, SOAR is a regional nonprofit that works to benefit counties across eastern Kentucky. The annual summit has been held in Pikeville since its inception in 2013, but officials decided to open it to other cities this year through a bidding process and Corbin was chosen.