Growing Knox County, Together…


The seeds have been planted for what the Knox County, Kentucky of the future might look like.

This past fall the Knox County Public Schools joined forces with the Knox County Fiscal Court to launch “Come Grow Knox County”, a strategic planning session centered around conversation and ideas that will create a better community.

Now it is time to provide the nurturing needed to turn those initial seeds of ideas into an action plan for the entire county.

The first reviewed draft of the Knox County, Kentucky strategic plan is now available for viewing and public input.  Below you will find a copy and downloadable link to the draft document that was compiled by the strategic plan facilitator based on ideas shared during the public meeting.

Once you have reviewed the plan, we welcome your input and participation.   Please complete the public comment form and/or participation form to show your commitment to growing Knox County for future generations.

After public input has been gathered, the initial participants and those who have expressed interest through the participation form will be invited to a task force meeting to develop the next steps to turn the draft plan into results.

This project was 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.

Draft Knox County Strategic Plan – PDF Document

Download the PDF file .