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
Breathitt County Jail
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.
654 Hillview Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40229
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
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.
RR 1, Box 756
Linton, IN 47441
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
For Billy Hayes
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.
1240 Stephanie Drive, #6
Hamilton, OH 45013
Remedies And Recipes
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.
1041 High Reeves Road
Richmond, KY 40475