Keene is a home rule-class city located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is within Jessamine County which named from a local postmaster Ephraim Carter. It coordinates at 37°56′36″N 84°38′31″W. The elevation is 906 feet above sea level. Keene was incorporated in 1844 also known as Hard Scrabble. Estimated per capita income in 2016 was $50,753. It has Zip code 40356.