Knox to seek “Work Ready” Community status

By Jay Nolan


Knox County Board of Education Public Relations Director Frank Shelton will be coordinating with various community people and groups to make Knox County a state designated “Work Ready Community.”   

Chamber president Corey Chesnut made that announcement during the Knox County Chamber meeting on Tuesday. Chesnut thanked Shelton for agreeing to take the lead position with this project. He also thanked Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles from the Knox School district for all their support.

Meeting the tough requirements to be awarded “Work Ready” status from the state should help the county, the chamber president explained. He noted it could help bring new manufacturing and industrial businesses into our area.

Shelton noted, “We are looking for employers, educators, workforce and economic development leaders, and community members who want to help transform our entire community for the next generation!”

Anyone willing to sign up to help with this process is urged to email: