Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) Founded in 1968, KHIC is a leading catalyst for community and economic development activities in southern and eastern Kentucky. Since 1968, KHIC has made hundreds of commercial loans, farm loans and equity investments, together totaling more than $300 million. KHIC is the project manager for the SOAR Small Production Loan Fund and will oversee program investments.  Applications should be submitted to KHIC.  Please see the link in this website for a fillable copy of the Fund application and contact information.