The Kentucky Old Mill Association (KOMA) was founded about fourteen years ago by a group of Kentuckians interested in historic mills. KOMA is the only state level chapter in the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills. The chapter has a diverse membership with members residing in Kentucky and several other states. KOMA has a major emphasis on scholarship and publishing. The current KOMA Board includes three archaeologists, a geography professor, a college dean, an individual associated with a local museum, a chemist, and a promotion manager at a television station. Each year, KOMA publishes two issues of their journal, The Millstone, which runs 52 pages per issue. The journal contains many interesting articles and photographs of mills in Kentucky and other states. Interested individuals can visit our website (link below). Each Spring our members can attended the Grist Mill and Old Engine Weekend in Clay City, Kentucky and during the Fall we have a field trip to a Kentucky mill. Anyone interested in joining KOMA can send a check or money order for the appropriate membership category (payable to Kentucky Old Mill Association) to KOMA Treasurer Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr., 2910 Slone Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Individual Membership: $20 per year, Family Membership: $25 per year (only one set of journals), Students Membership: $15 per year, Institutional Membership: $20 per year, and International Membership: $30 per year.
Charles D. Hockensmith, President
Visit our website at: kentuckyoldmills.org
The Baughman Mill in Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky showing the lower side and end. The Kentucky Chapter visited this mill during their 2014 fall field trip.