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 September
I am looking for articles about Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky,
in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Any help would be appreciated.
In the June issue of The Kentucky Explorer there was a letter
written by Will Shively of Burlington, Washington. He was requesting
information on Mooleyville.
I was born at Fort Knox and I had two girlfriends who moved to
Mooleyville and I used to visit them. They were Mary Nell and
Joyce Carter. Their father's name was John and I think the mother's
name was Mary. This was about 55 or 60 years ago.
Sandra Welch Hardy
13778 Morningview Road
Alexandria, KY 41001
Editor's Note: According to the Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer,
Mooley-ville is located in Breckinridge County on Highway 259.
I am a recent subscriber, and I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer very
I am searching for information on the first names of the Holbrooks
that were involved in the Underwood-Holbrook feud which happened
in Carter County, Kentucky, in the late 1870s.
My great-grandfather was Thomas Green Holbrook. His father was
Benjamin May Holbrook. Benjamin married Rhoda Spradlin, and they
lived in Floyd County. Thomas married Isabel Blevins, and for
a while they lived in Greenup County. Their daughter, Anna, was
born there in 1888. They moved to Magoffin County in 1900 at
a place called Ruff and Tuff Hollow. I would like to know how
Ruff and Tuff Hollow got its name. This hollow was located eight
miles from Prestonsburg on the Floyd and Magoffin county line.
I am interested in a photo of Anderson Fields and his wife, Lucinda
Manis Fields, of Boyd County. They were my great-grandparents.
I would also like to have some greasy bean seeds and the directions
on when to plant and how to cook them.
4307 Rose Lane, Apt. 3
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
The organizing committee for the Volentine Mullins, Sr., Family
Reunion, again, would like to thank The Kentucky Explorer for
publishing our advertisement. It was a great help in notifying
people across the country about the reunion. We honored all our
past and present veterans with a 21-gun-salute and the playing
of taps performed by DAV Chapter 128. We had a huge crowd of
over 250 people.
5360 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773
5771 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773