Knox County Center
Meet your Knox County staff! (Left to right) Carson Steidinger, Center Director; Grace Smiles, Finance Coordinator; Alex Gardner, Operations Coordinator; Brandon Marsh, Volunteer Coordinator.
Sleeping Quarters: We will be staying in Stevenson Hall which is a dorm building on campus. There is air conditioning in the rooms. There are some beds and mattresses provided, and some of you will also need to bring some air mattresses with your group. Talk with your staff about how many air mattresses will be needed.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: We use the Knox Middle cafeteria and kitchen. It is a small walk from the athletic building.
Showers: There are showers on each floor of the dorm building.
Recreation Space: There is green space all around the facility and college campus that can be used for recreation and evening gatherings.
Closest Medical Facility: Knox County Hospital: 80 Hospital Dr. Barbourville, KY 40906
History of ASP in the County: Knox County was the first ASP county we served. Union College was the first facility ASP used to house volunteers.
County Seat: Barbourville, KY
Major Employers: Coal Mining
Per Capita Income: 15,013
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 34.7%
Interesting Facts: Knox County is named for the first US Secretary of War. Barbourville has a Civil War history in the Battle of Barbourville where 800 Confederate and 300 Union soldiers fought.
Tourism: Barbourville, KY Tourism