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 September 2005

Newport Articles Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for articles about Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky, in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Any help would be appreciated.
Tabitha Curtis
[email protected]

More On Mooleyville
Dear Editor:
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.

Underwood-Holbrook Feud
Dear Editor:
I am a recent subscriber, and I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer very much.
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.
Anna Cathers
4307 Rose Lane, Apt. 3
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Mullins Reunion Successful
Dear Editor:
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.
Jenny Mullins
5360 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773
Judy Whitaker
5771 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773