Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."

Here are actual letters from our October 2001 issue:

Fleming County Covered Bridges

Dear Editor:

I am a student at Simons Middle School in Fleming County, Kentucky.

Fleming County is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital Of Kentucky," as granted by the 1998 legislature. It now has three covered bridges at Goddard, Hillsboro (near Grange City), and Ringos Mills. There used to be four bridges, but the Sherburne Bridge (the only suspension covered bridge in Fleming County) was burned by arsonists in 1981.

I am very interested in these bridges. Any information, perhaps an experience relating to one of these bridges, would be appreciated.

Mary Katherine Spain
RR2, Box 253
Wallingford, KY 41093
[email protected]

Sweetwater School Photo

Dear Editor:

Several folks have asked me if I could locate a photo of the Sweetwater School. For some reason this school was not listed in the book of Pulaski County schools.

Some thought the Lizzard Lope church building was the school, but it wasn't. Sweetwater School was located on Rocklick Road. Richard and Lola Dick owned and operated a store by the school for many years. Larry Eden lives there now, but the school building is gone, and so is the old store.

I have asked teachers who taught there for 10 to 12 years for a photo, but they didn't have any and couldn't remember anyone ever taking any pictures of it.

Gene Pitman
632 Burns Avenue
Wyoming, OH 45215
[email protected]

Tent Revivals & Services Of Old

Dear Editor:

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy the magazine.

I would love to read more about church services of bygone days, such as old tent revivals, brush-arbor meetings, and healing services that took place then. I know there were a lot of them, if someone would just write and tell the stories.

Thanks for a great magazine!

Jeanne Fletcher
485 Deepwell Wood Road
Crab Orchard, KY 40419

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