Things For Sale

Other popular features found in our magazine each month pertain to items that our readers have for sale. These generally appear in our Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads and Kentucky Explorer Book Page, but occasionally are found in Letters To The Editor or other pages, too.

Here are a few things for sale by readers from our March 2005 issue:

WANTED: Want to buy picture of a mule or team of mules, only head and neck, with fancy harness, hames, collar, bridle; preferably red mules. These large pictures sold in Campbellsville in 1980s. Contact: Jim Gore, 244 Maple Park Drive, Pekin, IL 61554;309/347-7802; I will also pay shipping.

BOOK FOR SALE: Stories from Poosey Ridge, Madison County, Kentucky. Read about the beginning of the Poosey Methodist Church, as well as other Poosey subjects in the book The Hills That Beckon. Send $17 to: Ray Long, 82 S. Brooks Street,Columbus, IN 47201; 888/519-5121.

FOR SALE: Grandma's lye soap. A six-ounce bar of Grandma's old-fashioned lye soap will be sent to you for $5 each. Send check, money order, or cash to: Down Home Soap-works, 1610 Star Rest Drive, Louisville, KY 40272.

WANTED: Want to buy railroad lanterns, brass railroad locks, keys, and badges. Contact: Ken Elswick, 143 W. Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324; or call: 502/863-2454 or 502/863-5475.

BOOK FOR SALE: Morehead, Yesterday and Today is 8 1/2 X 11 inches, is comb-bound with a soft cover, has 30 pages of photos (including four color photos), 75 pages of straight matter and photos are printed on white gloss. $30 per book. Limited number of copies. Contact: Juanita Blair, 724 Willow Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.

VACATION CABINS: Between Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Canoeing, rock climbing, Amish furniture, and local handmade crafts. Contact: Red River Outdoors, 415 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY 40376; 606/663-9701; or

BOOK FOR SALE: Mining Memories. Over 40 families share their memories of working and living in an Eastern Kentucky coal mining camp. Cost: $27.95. Call or send order to: Paul Ellington, P. O. Box 91061, Louisville, KY 40291; or 502/231-8819.

HEADSTONE HUNTERS-PHOTOS FROM HOME: If you are from Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, or 50-mile radius thereof, let me take photos of your past homes, school, churches, or any other places of importance to you. Also, headstones of your family members and ancestors. Contact: Ken Coogle, 502/459-3884; or
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BUTLER COUNTY GENEALOGY BOOKS FOR SALE: 1900 Census, $39; 1910 Census, $39; 1920 Census, $38; 1870 Census, $29; 1850 Census, $21; Marriages, 1810-1890, $29; Marriages 1891-1929, $29; Deed Book A, $19; Court Order Book A, $19; and Will Book A 1813-1853, $29. Kentucky residents add 6% tax. Shipping $3 for first book, $1 each additional book. For more information, contact: Jo Wright, Desert Road Publications, P. O. Box 218, Morgantown, KY 42261; 270/526-4491. For Butler County Genealogy, see: or

ATTENTION: Old-time fiddle champions on CD. Banjo, mandolin, and vocals, too. Clark Kessinger, Georgia Slim, Robert Rutland, Bill Cox, Oliver Smith, and many others. Free lists of CDs. Write: Ken Davidson, P. O. Box 4112, Dayton, OH 45401; 937/781-0093.

FOR SALE: I have a quilting machine for sale. It is a 12-foot Ken Quilt. It is three years old. Contact: Mary Lawrence, 4030 Perseverance Chapel Road, Corydon, IN 47112; 812/734-1178.

THE MURDER OF J. B. MARCUM: In the courthouse doorway in Jackson, Kentucky, on May 4, 1903, was immortalized in song shortly after the incident occurred. That complete song is now available on a cassette tape titled Songs About Crimes and Criminals, sung by Brett Young with guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Other songs on the cassette are: "On the Banks of the Ohio;" "The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band;" "Zeb Turney's Girl;" "Jesse James;" "Poor Ellen Smith;" "Frank Dupree;" "Little Mary Phagan;" "Tom Dooley;" "The Murder of President McKinley;" Kenny Wagner;" "Wild Bill Jones;" Billy the Kid;" "Abdul Abulbul Amir;" "Down in the Willow Garden;" "Pearl Bryan;" "and "Frankie and Johnny." You get the one-hour cassette and a songbook containing all the words to all the songs for only $16.92, postpaid. Send your check or money order to: Brett Young, Box KC-3491, Knoxville, TN 37927.

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