Don’t speed too fast along Ky. 10 outside Brooksville or you just might miss the village of Germantown where it straddles the Mason County line in south central Bracken County. With less than 200 residents the village is small, but mighty. In Germantown, time slows down and there’s plenty of opportunities to garden, explore hobbies or just sit and visit with the neighbors. The early settlers around 1788 were German, thus the name of the town founded in 1794. The surrounding area is primarily farmland with a mixture of farmhouses and new construction.