This week, we have some reactions to regional news stories. For instance, one headlined, “SOAR Working Groups to Plot Strategies." It reports that the next step in the "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" or SOAR initiative involved ten working groups that will map out strategies and prepare to take more suggestions from Eastern Kentuckians.
The story quoted Dentist Dr. Nikki Stone, with the University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health, who is heading up a group examining health issues.
Via the Disqus feature on our website, a listener identifying as The Hopster wrote, "How simple it is to greatly improve the lives of the people of Appalachia with a little common sense. Refreshing to hear Dr. Stone's comments, her hopes and her solutions. But it is a difficult task to accomplish to change the attitudes and overcome the decades of poverty and despair. Dr. Stone provides a ray of hope that home-grown ideas by people from this place can bring positive change."
The following came by email from Tom in Lexington, "Heard a local newscast this morning (around 8:30ish) in which it was said that Crit Luallen's decision not to run for Governor opens the way for Atty. Gen. Conway to enter the race. This is true, but it also opens the way for another with an equally high profile, Auditor Adam Edelen, to enter it, as well. Just thought I'd mention."
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