Get Off the Beaten Path in Owsley County Kentucky


In the heart of Eastern Kentucky’s stretch of Appalachian mountains lies the beautiful backcountry of Owsley County. Daniel Boone once camped and claimed land in this Appalachian mountain hamlet, which remains mostly populated by descendants of settlers to this day. Familial and community bonds run deep, with a populace that shares a collective historical and cultural legacy uncommon in most parts of the country.

Owsley County is located in the Southern Cumberland forestry region featuring approximately 198 square miles of beautiful wooded hillsides, meadows and streams, and a portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The forests are made up primarily of hardwoods including white oak, red oak and hickory. Wildlife abounds. The South Fork of the Kentucky River flows through the county. Scenic back roads offer peaceful mountain vistas, wildlife viewing, historic barns and bridges, and gently rolling farmland.


Owsley County also lies within the Mountain Parkway Trails Corridor, an outdoor-lover's delight. Featuring Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge State Park and Daniel Boone National Forest, this corridor is not only strikingly beautiful but also full of adventure waiting to happen.


Owsley County's stunningly scenic countryside is framed by woods and mountains, with meandering creeks carving their way through farmlands, forests, hollows and hills. The beauty of this enchanted area offers a welcomed respite to visitors from the hustle and bustle of cities and suburbs.

Appalachian Arts & Crafts



Appalachia’s craft traditions are rich and alive in Owsley County. They are as diverse as its people and can be found in every corner, hollow and river valley of the mountains. The artisans who create them reflect the culture, folklore and entrepreneurial spirit of Appalachia. They are finely hewn and richly expressed, whether inspired from traditional or contemporary influences. Treasured works can be found throughout Owsley County where dozens of artisans sell a variety of homemade items.
  • Owsley County Arts Council
The Owsley County Arts Council, a gathering of arts minded individuals fostering a creative presence in Owsley County, is open to anyone interested in attending quarterly meetings on the second Monday of January, April, July and October at 6 pm. Join this enthusiastic group of artistic citizens to help Owsley County's creativity continue to shine. The meetings are held at the Owsley County Action Team building in Downtown Booneville.
  • Mountain Designs and Crafts
Handmade art and crafts from the heart of Appalachia. Mountain Designs and Crafts features a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts made for you by local artisans and crafters. The store is located in downtown Booneville, 16 Old HWY 11, in the Action Place Shopping Center (next to the Family Dollar and Owsley County Action Team.) Call 606-593-7296 for more information.
  • Appalachian Fireside Crafts
See the beautiful homemade crafts at this member-owned co-op. Members live throughout the mountains, and their work is a product of home. Items include birdhouses, quilts, dolls, wooden flowers, rockers and wreaths. Located on HWY 30 W in Vincent, KY. Call 606-593-5280 for more information.
  • Morris Fork Crafts
Visitors to the Morris Fork Crafts Center will be impressed by the wide variety of traditional Appalachian items. Everything is hand-made by the 80 members of this local co-op. Crafts include woodwork, quilts, aprons, toys, baskets, candles, purses, gourds and dolls. Located at 930 Morris Fork Rd in Booneville. Call 606-398-2194 for more information.

Noble's Pioneer Museum



Noble's Pioneer Museum is located 4 miles north of Booneville via KY 30, at 
Lerose, in Owsley County. Rare Indian artifacts, Jog houses, antiques and other primitive treasures are found at the museum. A Jog homestead building, built in 1874, is filled with items used in homes of the 1870's and 
1880's up to the present date. The farm buildings on site house the farming artifacts of the same time periods. A smokehouse displays old time methods for preserving meats and vegetables. One building houses an extraordinary rock and fossil collection. The William Moore House on this site was built in 1806. The building has been preserved as the first house constructed within the city limits of Booneville. Tours are offered by appointment. Call 606-593-6755 to schedule a tour.

Faith Hill Community Center



The Faith Hill (Lucky For Church), a beautiful historic log church built by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1930's, was constructed of native timber cut by local residents. Remember your roots and renew your spirit by taking a trip to see this beautiful Owsley County landmark that is partially handicapped accessible. It contains a log church, parsonage and additional buildings. There are 93 miles of hiking trails surrounding the property and a campground within a 1/2 mile. Faith Hill began life in the 1930's as a Presbyterian complex under the direction of Rev. and Mrs. Chester Ranck. Please call for details and a schedule of tours, 606-598-5981 or 859-635-7515. Located on Lucky Fork Rd in Booneville, KY. Take HWY 28 East to 2024, then follow signs.

Abraham Lincoln Relief Sculpture


The Abraham Lincoln Relief Sculpture, locally known as 'Abe Lincoln Rock' or 'Abraham Lincoln Rock', is located 8 miles south of Booneville via HWY 11. From HWY 11 turn right (west) onto HWY 846 and drive just past
 Hwy 1350, turning left on Abe Lincoln DrThe sculpture is listed in the inventory of folk art in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The sculpture was carved by a traveling pack peddler, Granville Johnson, in the 1930s. Local legend has it that Johnson came to Owsley County ill and in need of assistance. The John Williams family cared for him on their farm. As he began to recover his strength, Mr. Johnson would take a hammer and chisel and climb the hill behind the Williams' home each day. Once recovered well enough to travel again he revealed the sculpture, which he had created as a gift of appreciation to the family. The Owsley County Fiscal Court purchased the sculpture and surrounding land in 2008. An old weathered barn and homestead are also on the property. There are no signs informing visitors of the actual location of the sculpture; therefore, it's difficult to find...but local residents will gladly help point the way.

Owsley County Veteran's Memorial


A lasting memorial to the many veterans of Owsley County who have volunteered and served to protect the freedom of their children and future generations is located on HWY 30 in Downtown Booneville, KY.


Natural Bridge State Resort Park



Natural Bridge State Resort Park, just 22 minutes from Owsley County, is a Kentucky state park located along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. The natural sandstone arch spans 78 ft and is 65 ft high. The natural process of weathering formed the arch over millions of years. The park is approximately 2,300 acres of which approximately 1,200 acres is dedicated as a nature preserve to protect the ecological communities and rare species habitat. There are over 20 miles of trails over uneven terrain from moderate to strenuous difficulty, including trails to White's Branch Arch, Henson's Cave Arch, and other scenic areas. Some of the most famous sites are the arch itself, "Lovers Leap" and "Fat Man's Squeeze". The park's 0.5-mile "Original Trail" to the natural bridge dates from the 1890s. Other trails include the 7.5-mile Sand Gap Trail and the 0.75-mile Balanced Rock Trail. Five miles of the 270-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail run through the park, including the Whittleton Trail which connects the park to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area. "Fat Man's Squeeze", a narrow passage in the rock formation, leads to the bottom of the arch. Companion animals are not allowed at Natural Bridge State Park. Natural Bridge has several unique sandstone rock formations, including the Balanced Rock. This is a huge block of sandstone balanced on the edge of a cliff near the Natural Bridge. The "Balanced Rock", is located on Trail #2, not far above Hemlock Lodge. In the early days it was called the Sphinx because it crudely resembles the Sphinx in Egypt. Natural Bridge State Park offers guided backpacking trips and natural history educational programs. Annual events open to the public include Herpetology Weekend each May, Natural Arches Weekend each February, and the Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend each April. The State Park is also famous for hosting traditional Appalachian square dances each weekend in the summer.

Red River Gorge



The Red River Gorge is a unique, scenic natural area 22 minutes north of Owsley County that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Spectacular rock features, including sandstone arches and towering cliffs, are just part of the attraction of Red River Gorge. Outdoor enthusiasts come to Red River Gorge year-round to enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing and other recreation opportunities. The Red River Gorge is designated a Geological Area, National Natural Landmark and National Archaeological District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A portion of Red River Gorge is also designated as Clifty Wilderness, 12,646 acres of rugged forest landscape. The intricate canyon system at Red River Gorge features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. The multitude of sandstone and cliff-lines have helped Red River Gorge become one of the world's top rock climbing destinations. Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park is immediately adjacent to this area, featuring one of the largest natural bridges in the Red River Gorge. Because of its unusual and rugged nature, the Red River Gorge features a remarkable variety of ecological zones.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park



Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, 25 minutes from Owsley County, is a park located in the northwest corner of Perry County, Kentucky. The park itself encompasses 856 acres, while Buckhorn Lake, a mountain reservoir lake which serves as its major feature, covers approximately 1,230 acres. The park is adjacent to the northern edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Buckhorn Lake offers both boating and canoeing. The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps and rental boats. The self-guided Moonshiner's Hollow Interpretive Trail winds 1.5 miles past 18 learning stations that teach hikers about the geology, flora, and fauna of the area. More experienced hikers may prefer the more difficult Leatherwood Trail, which connects with the Moonshiner's Hollow Trail. The park features basketball, bird watching opportunities, elk watching, a gift shop, horseshoes, miniature golf, picnic areas, grills, playgrounds, shuffleboard, bath house and a public beach (open Memorial Day through Labor Day). Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the lake and has 36 rooms, two 2-bedroom cottages and one 3-bedroom cottage. Open year-round.

Daniel Boone National Forest



Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs. Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the most heavily used forests in the South, with over 5 million visitors annually. People come here to backpack, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, ride and relax. Daniel Boone is comprised of four ranger districts: Cumberland, London, Stearns and Redbird. Millions of visitors come to enjoy the scenic Appalachian beauty and abundant wildlife that the forest has to offer. Cave Run Lake and Laurel River Lake are popular attractions of the forest. Other special areas include the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Arch Scenic Area, Clifty Wilderness, Beaver Creek Wilderness, and five wildlife management areas. Over 600 miles of trails provide a quiet escape to more remote places within the forest. Hikers, horseback riders and other trail users get back to nature along the 269-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail that extends the entire length of the Daniel Boone. Hundreds of miles of winding rivers and streams provide the finishing touch in outdoor Appalachian beauty. Come and discover what you've been missing. Daniel Boone National Forest is Appalachia's best in southern and eastern Kentucky.

Sag Hollow Golf Club




Nestled between the London and Redbird districts of the magnificent Daniel Boone National Forest, Sag Hollow Golf Club is a USGA regulation golf course located in scenic Owsley County Kentucky off HWY 11 just south of Booneville. Experience for yourself the peaceful scenic surroundings of the majestic Appalachian Mountains. Deer and wild turkey bearing witness to your best shots as cool mountain breezes flow over the very well manicured, custom designed, and very challenging golf course. Relax in the staffed log clubhouse with a refreshing beverage thereafter and sign up for one or more of the regular tournaments, scrambles, or other events. Visitors are always welcome. Open 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday. Call today and treat yourself to the Sag Hollow Golf experience, 606-593-4653.

Daniel Boone Days



The Daniel Boone Festival is held annually in Downtown Booneville during the weekend of the 4th of July. Celebrate Owsley County's cultural heritage with festive fun including live music, food and fireworks.

Owsley County Park


The Owsley County Park offers local citizens and visitors a baseball field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, picnic areas, shelter, and a playground on a four acre site.

Historic Kendall Robinson Law Office



The Kendall Robinson Law Office building is the oldest historic building in Owsley County, constructed in 1888 with bricks made locally in what is now Downtown Booneville. The building is located immediately south of the Owsley County Courthouse in the historic village of Downtown Boonville. Discover Owsley County's rich and fascinating history with interpretive signage, historic markers and murals located in Downtown Booneville.
 


Owsley County Trail Ride



The Owsley County Sportsman's Club maintains a horse show ring and conducts an annual horse show and trail ride, the largest trail ride in the state. This unique event showcases the county’s stunning, scenic beauty twice a year on the third full weekend in April, and second full weekend in October.. The trail ride continues 30 miles through picturesque parts of Owsley County. The club grounds are located on HWY 30 East about 3 miles from Booneville. For more information, or to join the club, contact the Owsley County Sportsman's Club at 606-593-6531.

Owsley County Action Team


In 1992, a group of citizens interested in the quality of life and the economic future of Owsley County started meeting with guidance provided by the Redbird Ranger District, USDA Forest Service. After meeting for several months, this group obtained funding to conduct an economic diversification study and became the Owsley County Action Team. This study, entitled "Yes we Can", was completed in 1994, and as a result, the Action Team began a journey toward sustainable community development that continues today. 

In 1996, the Owsley County Action Team became a partner in the Sustainable Communities Initiative developed by the Berea-based Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED). The program involved citizen-based Action Teams in Breathitt, Letcher and Owsley Counties creating a new development model where citizens respect the relationships between the economy, ecology, and equity when making wise choices about the future. The Owsley County Action Team continues this sustainable development initiative today. 

The Owsley County Action Team builds local capacity through leadership development and exploring new ways to solve old problems. Members are encouraged to develop expertise in problem solving, visioning, fund-raising and organizing. Membership in the Owsley County Action Team is open to anyone willing to attend regular meetings and work toward a better future for Owsley County. The goal is to have a broadly representative group of people who are willing to work for the common good.

For more information, visit www.owsleyactionteam.org.

Owsley County Education


  • Owsley County Public Library, located at 701 HWY 11 in Booneville, KY, is 7,000 square feet and inventories over 31,045 volumes with an annual circulation of 18,128 transactions.
  • The Owsley County Board of Education provides primary and secondary, as well as Headstart education to Booneville and Owsley County. In addition to the curriculum offered in-house, students can also access the Kentucky Virtual High School to access high school courses and online learning opportunities delivered to public high schools through the Kentucky Education Technology System.
  • Owsley County is served by the Hazard Community College in Hazard, Kentucky and the HCC Lees College Campus in Jackson (Breathitt County). Hazard Community College also offers some classes in the county at the Owsley County High School and through distance learning via video-conference through the CenterNet2. Berea College is located approximately 58 miles west of Booneville in Berea. Eastern Kentucky University is located approximately 65 miles west of Booneville in Richmond, KY. The University of Kentucky is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Booneville in Lexington, KY.
  • The Adult Education Center in Owsley County provides adult GED training. The Owsley County Action Team provides technology instruction including basic computer operation and software applications. The Action Team also provides distance learning opportunities through the use of CenterNet and offers public computer access as well as a Laptop Lending Program
  • Kentucky Tech in Hazard, KY offers training in 15 different programs and various fields and production skills. The school offers low-cost customized training programs and services from existing as well as new and expanding businesses and industries. 
  • The Lee County Area Technology Center offers educational opportunities in Accounting and Finance Technology, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Health Sciences, Office Technology, and Welding.

Lone Oak Industrial Park



The Lone Oak Industrial Park consists of 77.6 acres of land located 1.5 miles south of the City of Booneville in Owsley County off HWY 11. The nearest commercial airport is the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington approximately 95 miles northwest. Water and sewer services are provided by the Booneville Water and Sewer District with a 6-inch water line and an 8-inch gravity line serving the site. Highway 11, located adjacent to the site, provides two-laned access to the Mountain Parkway located approximately 31 miles to the north and the Daniel Boone Parkway located approximately 40 miles south. Electricity is provided by Jackson Energy Cooperative. There are also numerous vacant lots, with city water and electric available.  All lots are black top accessable. There are two speculative buildings located in the Lone Oak Industrial Park ready for purchase or lease: The Owsley County Speculative Building - 25,920 square feet; The Lone Oak Industrial Building - 10,000 square feet.

Owsley County Kentucky lies within the Daniel Boone Country Region of southeastern Kentucky. Expect the unexpected in our corner of Kentucky!


The drama of nature’s untamed splendor offers adventure and excitement in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Country. Whether your brand of fun is high impact adventure or a relaxed retreat, we can show you how to make the most of your visit in Kentucky’s grand outdoors.


Stay in the lodge or a cabin at Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky and thrill to the thundering beauty of the “Niagara of the South.” Backpack into the mountains on one of our overnight camping trails and enjoy prime Daniel Boone National Forest camping, take a kayak ride on the Cumberland River below the falls, explore the Big South Fork and Cumberland Rivers by canoe or view the falls from a scenic overlook.


Learn the ropes on rock climbing walls or take a "real deal" rock climbing course at Torrent Falls. Wheel your way along the ATV trails of the Black Mountain Off-road Adventure Park or enjoy a relaxed scenic drive along mountain by-ways.  The Cumberland Gap, the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Red River Gorge and  Natural Bridge are awe-inspiring works of nature.


Enjoy country music, comedy and live entertainment at the “Grand Ole Opry of Kentucky” in Renfro Valley and don’t miss the center’s next door neighbor, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Discover original arts and crafts created by Kentucky artists at the Swift Creek Arts & Crafts Gallery and explore our many historic sites and museums, including the cabin of Dr Thomas Walker who led the first expedition through the Cumberland Gap in 1750.  


Camp out or explore our scenic region from the comfort of your cabin, lodge or motel room. With five beautiful scenic and historic parks such as Cumberland Falls State Park, Natural Bridge State Park and Buckhorn Lake State Park ...Kentucky Daniel Boone Country offers recreational fun and a variety of affordable lodging, shopping and dining options.


Historic Booneville, KY


The historic village of Booneville is the county seat of Owsley County, Kentucky. This tiny town, located at the junction of HWY 11 and HWY 30 on the South Fork of the Kentucky River, is home to just over 100 people.


Small town shopping, dining and services are located in and around town. The village was originally named Moore's Station after its chief landowner. It was renamed Boone's Station, then Booneville, in honor of the American frontiersman, Daniel Boone, who explored and owned land here.


The town, consisting at the time of little more than a temporary log courthouse, became the county seat when Owsley County was formed on May 20, 1844. It was formally incorporated as a city by the state assembly on March 1, 1847. During the Civil War, Booneville was a crossroads for various Union and Confederate regiments, and was threatened by Confederate guerrillas, but avoided the destruction that befell some other county seats of Kentucky during the war.


Historic Hamlets of Owsley County, KY


A hamlet, or unincorporated community, is a small settlement in a rural area. These historic gems are home to early structures, unbridled natural beauty, wildlife, family businesses and farms, and the people who have preserved the customs of their ancestors. Natural wonders and fascinating, warm, friendly people await you. Owsley County historic hamlets include: Arnett, Big Spring Neighborhood, Blake, Brewer Neighborhood, Chestnut Gap, Conkling, Couch Fork Neighborhood, Couch Town Neighborhood, Cow Creek, Elk Lick Neighborhood, Endee Eversole, Fish Creek Neighborhood, Hall Neighborhood, Hogg Neighborhood, Indian Creek Neighborhood, Island City, Lerose, Levi, Lucky Fork, Major, Mistletoe, Moors, Needmore Neighborhood, Pebworth, Pleasant Neighborhood, Ricetown, Rock Spring Neighborhood, Rockhouse Neighborhood, Scoville, Sebastian, Shephard Neighborhood, Southfork, Stacey Neighborhood, Stay, Sturgeon, Sugar Camp Neighborhood, Taft, Travellers Rest, Vincent and Whoopflarea.


James Anderson Burns' Cabin & Museum


Located 16 miles south of Owsley County, James Anderson Burns' cabin houses the Oneida Baptist Institute museum in the little village of Oneida. The school sits on a knob overlooking the confluence of Goose Creek and the Red Bird River, which forms the South Fork of the Kentucky River. The Oneida Baptist Institute was founded in 1899 by Professor James Anderson Burns as a way to help stop the feuding at the end of the 19th Century. Burns hoped that by educating the children of the feuders they would find better uses for their time. The school was built on vision, determination, prayer, and generous gifts from wealthy northern citizens Burns charmed. The town grew up around it. In 1899, Burns, a former feuder himself, gathered some of the feuding residents of the area where the Red Bird River and Goose Creek meet to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River, and through force of will and a gift for oratory, convinced them to support a school he was going to build by sending him their children. The plan worked and the school got underway in 1900. The little boarding school on the knoll overlooking its namesake town has played a large part in the history of Clay County, and has attracted students from around the world.


A Place Where Peace Crowns the Sylvan Shade


Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas.

Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians.

Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/ Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.


Boone came to Owsley County from 1769-1771. He described the area as "a place where peace crowns the sylvan shade." In 1784 he returned and surveyed acreage. A large rock at the mouth of Sexton's Creek has his initials carved into it which he used as a starting point in his surveys. "Boone Rock" or "Goose Rock" is located approximately nine miles south of Booneville on HWY 11 South, but the initials are under water due to changes in the course of the stream.

His family owned land is the area until 1819. Boone's favorite camping spot in Owsley County, known as the "old encampment", is located a half a mile south of Booneville between the highway and the river just below the area known as the "Sag".

Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War (1775–83), which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.

Boone was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolutionary War, and fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Blue Lick was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War, coming after the main fighting ended in October 1781.

Following the war, Boone worked as a surveyor and merchant, but fell deeply into debt through failed Kentucky land speculation. Frustrated with the legal problems resulting from his land claims, Boone emigrated to eastern Missouri, where he spent most of the last two decades of his life.


Boone remains an iconic figure in American history. He was a legend in his own lifetime, especially after an account of his adventures was published, making him famous in America and Europe. After his death, he was frequently the subject of heroic tall tales and works of fiction. His adventures—real and legendary—were influential in creating the archetypal Western hero of American folklore. In American popular culture, he is remembered as one of the foremost early frontiersmen. The epic Daniel Boone mythology often overshadows the historical details of his life.


Daniel Boone's granddaughter, Leah Schull Newman, and other Boone descendants, are buried in the Newman Cemetery located in the Pebworth area on HWY 11 North. The cemetery has been designated as Kentucky Landmark, worthy of preservation, by the Kentucky Heritage Council. Daughter of Joseph Scholl, a Revolutionary war soldier, and Levina Boone (daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan), the last name was historically spelled Newnam. The historical marker at the cemetary began the misspelling of both the cemetery, and Leah's husband name, by spelling it NewMAN. Note the marker also misspells the father Joseph's name as "Joeseph".


Owsley County Outreach


Owsley County Outreach provides nourishment to the county's hungry, assists with clothing and physical needs, and supports anyone in need while respecting the dignity of all.

The Food Backpack Program sends children home each weekend with a backpack filled with seven easily prepared meals along with two to three snacks. The Have & Have Not Program provides for children who otherwise are unable to participate in the school's snack break; providing snacks so these children may be nourished and don't feel left out or forgotten.

OCO participates in monthly Domestic Violence Council meetings, assisting with clothing, household items and food, and seeks to provide a safe house for these victims. The Senior Care Program provides food and clothing to low-income seniors, as well as medical transportation.

OCO provides a support system to women who have served time in prison and/or are returning from drug rehabilitation clinics, focusing on job training. When a family sufferers home loss due to fire, domestic violence or any other means, the Families In Need program assists with furniture, household items, clothing and other necessities. The Clothing Program supplies an array of clothing needs, while the Christmas Program provides Christmas food boxes and gifts to those in need.

To volunteer, call 606-593-8292. If coming from out of the area and in need a place to stay, please contact Wallace & Pauline Montgomery at 606-464-8425 or 606-560-0563. Owsley County Outreach depends on the small grants and money and food donations from caring people like you. Please, make a donation today.


Cow Creek Church


Cow Creek Presbyterian Church was built and dedicated in September 1939. In The Church with the Golden Roof, Joe Powlas records the history of this beautiful church that began with the help of missionaries in 1910 as the Atenia Academy. Reverend Joe Powlas is sometimes called "The Shepard of the Hills." For decades he ministered to the congregations of four Presbyterian churches in the impoverished "criks" and "hollers" around Cow Creek, Kentucky. The church is located on HWY 28 East approximately 10 miles from Booneville.