Reader Queries

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 2005


Wants Two Books
Dear Editor:
I am interested in finding a copy of the books Pioneer Families of Leslie County and Rugged Trail To Appalachia.
Any help would be appreciated.
Donna Sher
10704 Cory Lake Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
813/986-3838
Onyxdhl@hotmail.com


Wants Photo Of Walnut Grove
School In Breathitt County

Dear Editor:
I am looking for a photograph of the Walnut Grove School, which was located in Breathitt County, Kentucky, between Quicksand and Noctor.
I would appreciate it very much if someone could make a copy of the photograph and send it to me.
Emanuel Keith
950 Perkins Road
Russell Springs, KY 42642


Searching For Long
Lost Friend
Dear Editor:
I am searching for a long lost friend. Her name is Emma Jean Holloway. She had four brothers: Paul, Norman, Roy, and Billy. Her mother's name was Iva. We grew up in Wilmore, Jessamine County, Kentucky. The last time I heard from her she had married a man named Arthur Shirley and they had a daughter Gloria Jean Shirley and were living in Covington, Kentucky.
Any information would be appreciated.
Dolores Wiggs
103 Bashford Lane, Apt. 28
Georgetown, KY 40324


Searching For Info. On
"Bad" Bill Waters

Dear Editor:
My uncle, Bill Jewell, from Tar Ridge, Mariba, Menifee County, Kentucky, was called for duty in the CCCs and after a week there he was sent on to the Army. He, along with another uncle, Jeff Jewell, told me many stories about a man called "Bad" Bill Waters from the Red River Gorge area. From what I was told Bill was a ruthless individual.
If readers have heard of this man and would like to share some of their stories or information, I would like to hear from them.
Darrell Smith
326 Wilson Downing Road
Lexington, KY 40517
1970malibu400@excite.com