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A comprehensive plan is a guiding document for local staff and elected officials to reference when making decisions related to the growth and development of the community. At their root, comprehensive plans outline the community's vision and aspirations for the next 10 to 20 years down the road.

The Hardin County Comprehensive Development Guide will serve as the county's guiding document over the next 20 years. It will identify the overarching goals of the community, while including detailed information and recommendations for local and county-wide land use, community services, housing, parks and recreation, transportation, placemaking, and other aspects important to Hardin County residents and businesses.


The Hardin County Comprehensive Development Guide's creation is organized into three distinct phases:

Phase 1

The first phase of the plan's creation involves existing conditions and preliminary visioning, including collaborating with the public, analyzing community demographic and market data, and identifying goals based on community needs.

Phase 2

The next phase in the process holds the majority of strategic planning and development of strategies. It includes reviewing gathered data and input from the community, coordinating with local stakeholders, and developing the objectives and plan elements based on what we learn.

Phase 3

The final phase of the process includes the development of implementation strategies , creation of the final planning document, and the process of adopting the plan in both Hardin County's Planning Commission and Fiscal Court.



Population Growth since 2000


 2020 Total Population

37 years

Median Age


Median Household Income


2020 Average Home Sale Price


On top of the information gathered through research and public engagement, comprehensive plans draw from existing planning documents and past community engagement efforts. The links below will direct you to other guiding documents within Hardin County.

Hardin County Comprehensive Development Guide 2019

Hardin County Zoning Ordinance

Fort Knox Compatible Use Plan

City of Radcliff Comprehensive Plan

City of Elizabethtown Comprehensive Plan

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