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 July/August 2005




Wants Photo Of
Breathitt County Jail

Dear Editor:
I would like to have a photo of the old Breathitt County Jail ca. 1927. This was the time that my dad, Clarence Sizemore, was incarcerated there for making moonshine in Jackson. The inmates liked it when my dad was allowed to cook because they said he washed the beans.
Berta Milliner
654 Hillview Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40229


Old Goddard School
Dear Editor:
I was born and reared in Fleming County, but I have lived in Indiana for 88 years, but I have not forgotten where my roots are.
Every time I think about home I vision the old Goddard School, which I attended around 1940 or 1941 when I was in the seventh or eighth grade.
I am searching for classmates who were there at the same time. There were five girls and three boys in my class. I can only remember the names of four of the girls. Their names are Faustine Taylor, Bernice Littleton, Georgia Helphenstine, and Dorothy Strode. Faustine Taylor had two sisters, Mildred and Louella. The boys names I remember were Jack Owens and Kennith Muse.
I am planning on visiting Fleming County in September, and it would be great if I could locate some of my schoolmates.
Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated.
Lovell Caudill
RR 1, Box 756
Linton, IN 47441
812/847-0130


Loyal Supporter Dies
Dear Editor:
Sr. Anne Frisch, who enjoyed sending family pictures of the past to The Kentucky Explorer, as well as working with her family genealogy, died in her sleep on January 9, 2005. She was very interested in The Explorer and recalled with pleasure visiting the office when we stopped by seven years ago.
I just wanted to inform Explorer readers of her death and how much the magazine meant to her.
Sr. Xavier Anneken
2500 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017
Editor's Note: The staff of The Explorer is saddened by the death of Sr. Anne Frisch. She was one of our very early, loyal supporters of the magazine. Through the years she has submitted many articles and photos that were of great interest to the magazine's readership.
I, along with the staff, extend condolences to the family and friends of Sr. Anne Frisch. It is supporters like her who have made The Kentucky Explorer, now in its 20th year, what it is today.
--Charles Hayes


Searching For Billy Hayes
Dear Editor:
I attended UK and then taught school in Hamilton, Ohio, with a Billy Hayes from Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky. He was a good buddy and friend, but I have lost contact with him. He would be in his early 70s now.
I would appreciate any information.
Lex Campbell
1240 Stephanie Drive, #6
Hamilton, OH 45013


Interested In Old-Time
Remedies And Recipes

Dear Editor:
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer.
I am very interested in old-time home remedies and recipes. I would like to know about different things used to cure ailments or sickness that were used in the old days.
Donna Gregory
1041 High Reeves Road
Richmond, KY 40475