The search for a new director for the Knox County Development Council has been narrowed. That report was made to the Knox County Council during its session this week. KCDC Board President Craig Kirk indicated that there were 60 applicants for the position and those were cut down to five finalists. It is anticipated that the position will be filled by early this summer. KCDC is looking to replace Kent Utt who left to enter into private business in 2019.