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 May 2005 issue:
FOR SALE: Grandma's lye soap. A six-ounce bar of Grandma's old-fashion lye soap will be sent to you for $5 each. Send check, money order, or cash to: Down Home Soapworks, 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.
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
ANTIQUE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS REPAIR AND REBUILDING: Pump organs, melodeons, table top crank organs, and player pianos. Call: 859/885-4918.
WANTED: Wanted to buy Kentucky license plates, 1960 and older. Contact: Ray Mauer, 3193 High Ridge Drive, Taylor Mill, KY 41015; 859/363-8880; or
BOOK FOR SALE: The Blue Diamond Story. This is a historical perspective of the Leatherwood coal mining camp, owned and operated by the Blue Diamond Coal Company. It has 296 pages; over 200 photos; and features 38 families, including the author, who recall their memories of living and working in the coal camp. Price of the book is $25, plus $4 S/H. Contact: Jimmy L. Couch, 9902 Fairmount Road, Louisville, KY 40291; 502/231-0552;
BOOK FOR SALE: Memories of Another Day, written by Pike County native, Frank C. Roberts, is a book of 156 8 1/2 X 11 inch pages; has a softbound, full-color cover; with 17 illustrations by the author. The book contains over 50 stories, old autos and rationing in WWII, dogs, witches, ghosts, haunted houses, old legends, and traditions of long ago. Price is $10, plus $2 S/H. Order from: Frank C. Roberts, 924 KY HWY 611, Pikeville, KY 41501.
The Explorer contains pages of classifeds each month.