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 May 2004 issue:

Thanks For Seeds
Dear Editor:
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request for gourd seeds.
I got seeds from a lot of people, and I sure will plant them as soon as the weather permits.
I have been reading The Kentucky Explorer since 1992. It is a wonderful magazine.
Gleneva Smith
HC 68 Box 1305
Mariba, KY 40322

Interested In The City
Of Bushong, Kentucky

Dear Editor:
I have enjoyed reading The Explorer since my mother received her subscription in September 2003 for a birthday gift from her sisters.
My mother is Betty Jean Bryan Bushong from Catlettsburg, Kentucky. My father is Charles Edward Bushong from Kingsport, Tennessee, who passed away in April 2003.
My brother, Charles Bushong, Jr., used to have a book on the Civil War that had a map showing the Bushong House in Virginia. We spoke on the phone recently, and he told me about a city in western Kentucky close to Lockbridge named Bushong. Both of us would be very interested in learning more about the city's history and would like to get any information any reader would share.
Debra Jean Bushong-Zivanovic
62 S. Sunny Slope Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107

Graduate Of Dudley
High School At Ary

Dear Editor:
Thanks for publishing such a good magazine about Kentucky. I always look forward to getting my next issue.
I grew up in Perry County and have been in Ohio since 1941, but I still think of Kentucky as my state.
I graduated from Dudley High School at Ary, Kentucky, in 1940. It was the year after the old, frame high school at Bulan burned. My first three years were at the old school at Bulan. The new stone building at Ary had just been completed and the Dudley High School was moved there, where I graduated.
If any reader has photos of these schools, which they would like to share, I would gladly pay the expense.
Also, I would like to hear from anyone who was in my graduating class.
Marcum L. Williams
3256 Ravenwood Road
Fairborn, OH 45324-2243

Markers In Anderson County
Dear Editor:
On page 17 of the March 2004 issue of The Kentucky Explorer there are photos of the old Hebron Church and McCall's Spring history markers. True, these sites were in Franklin County until about 1827, when Anderson County was formed out of Franklin County. Now the sites are located just over the county line in Anderson County.
Hugh Crutcher
4815 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Bean Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to find some white cornfield bean seeds, also some six weeks, bunch bean seeds.
I would gladly pay for the beans and the postage.
Virgie Sweet
P. O. Box 174
Trenton, OH 45067