Hardin County United

Hardin County United (HCU) was established in 2010.  HCU’s intent is to serve as a platform for the community as it examines each of the 24 strategic goals which were established during the Hardin County Vision Project and to develop recommendations as to how the Greater Hardin County community should proceed.  The strategic goals — if and when implemented — will have a major impact on the community when it comes to such things as education, community unification, quality of life/quality of place issues, etc.


HCU includes a Steering Committee which has oversight for the entire organization and is chaired by Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry L. Berry.

HCU also includes three subcommittees: Community Development, which is chaired by One Knox Executive Director Brad Richardson; Education, which is chaired by North Central Education Foundation President/CEO Al Rider; and, Governance, which is chaired by Hardin County Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard.

Luke Schmidt, President of L.B. Schmidt & Associates, LLC, provides management and consulting services to HCU.

Find out more about the Hardin County Vision Project