Growing Knox County, strategically

The Knox County Public Schools have embarked on an exciting collaborative project with the Knox County Fiscal Court that will begin to transform our community.

On Wednesday, September 9, we will launch a county-wide Strategic Planning Task Force and you are invited to participate. Through conversation and shared ideas, we will work together to develop our vision for the future of Knox County. More importantly, the plan will provide us all with the direction and next steps on becoming a vibrant, growing, educated community here in southeastern Kentucky.

This project is being funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and administered by Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College. Flex-E-Grant funds are made available to economically distressed ARC counties in Kentucky for projects that build local capacity. The Knox County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Knox County Public Schools applied for and received funding to support the facilitation of the strategic planning process.

It is important to note that the Strategic Plan is not exclusively about education and the school district. At the end of the planning process we will have a community-wide call to action on what each organization, business, and individual must do in order to move Knox County forward. From tourism to utilities, and from education to transportation, we must all work together to take full advantage of the opportunities already within Knox County and those that await.

Interested in getting involved?  Mark your calendar and make plans to attend!

The Knox County Strategic Planning Task Force meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 9am to 3pm, in the student center at Union College.  We ask that you please RSVP by Friday, September 4, to or (606)546-3157 to assist us with registration and pre-planning. Lunch will be provided.  You may also use the form below to submit your registration.