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Shaping Our Appalachian Region organization launches statewide search for next executive director

Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), a nonprofit and non-partisan organization that champions the future of Appalachia, is launching a statewide search for its next executive director. Jared Arnett, the founding executive director of SOAR, has announced his intentions to leave his position at the end of his current contract (October of 2020). After leading the organization for nearly six years,...

James E. Pepper Distillery honors family history while producing award-winning whiskies

The popularity of American whiskey is at an all-time high and craft distilleries continue to spring up across the country, but few of them have a story to tell like that of James E. Pepper Distillery located in Lexington. The Pepper story spans generations and that distilling tradition is once again honored today with award-winning whiskies and a rebuilt historic distillery to produce them. The Pepper...