Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Among those letters we often find queries,
ranging from requests for words to songs and poems to trying
to locate former classmates and military buddies of long ago.
Here are a
few queries from our February 2003
Looking For Guffey Photo
I am looking for a picture of my grandfather, Joe Leslie Guffey,
born 10/12/1890, with his horse. Joe was shot to death in Clinton
County, Kentucky, on March 7, 1948.
P. O. Box 357
Bunker Hill, IN 46914
Where's The Cemetery?
A few weeks ago I went to Pikeville, Kentucky. There used to
be a cemetery across the highway from Weddington Plaza. My grandfather
and his sisters were buried there, but the cemetery has disappeared
and I can't find out where my grandfather, Thulmore Weddington,
and family are buried. I sure would appreciate it if someone
could help me. Two of my great aunts were Liza Steel and Bell
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer and look forward to receiving it
Mrs. Ruth Weddington
506 Campton Street
Louisville KY 40208
Info. On Frozen Creek
Cloudburst of 1939
In reference to a letter written by Mr. Faulkner of Mt. Sterling,
printed in the November issue of The Explorer, requesting information
on the cloudburst on Frozen Creek in Breathitt County in 1939,
I have some knowledge of this storm.
The bridge across Frozen Creek was getting a paint job when the
storm struck. I was one of the crew doing the painting. As I
recall the storm struck on the weekend of the Fourth of July.
Being on the weekend the crew was at their various homes. I don't
recall when the crew got back on the job, but recall there were
some casualties (57 deaths) and a lot of damage.
We roomed and ate at the Jefferson Hotel in Jackson, and the
rates were unusually low.
Members of the paint crew consisted of Bruce Carpenter, supervisor,
of Flemingsburg; Pod Shrout and Bruce Hall of Farmers or Salt
Lick; and myself. I don't remember any others. I was with this
crew while attending Morehead State College during 1935-1939,
and painted during summer vacation. One year a Mt. Sterling resident
"Ol Henry" painted with us. I married a Mt. Sterling
girl, Mary Clay Ledford, in 1939, and my painting experience
I would like to know the whereabouts of the men mentioned above.
Any help would be appreciated.
Marvin (Andy) Anderson
580 Greenfield Drive, Apt. 133C
Lexington, KY 40517