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 October 2005



Searching For Sizemore
Family Singers

Dear Editor:
I am wondering if any Kentucky Explorer readers could help locate the Gordon Sizemore family of singers.
Gordon, the father, played the guitar and sung with his daughters, "Doc" and "Betty," over KFAB in Lincoln, Nebraska, for a number of years (1936-1950s). Their theme song was about "riding up the trail into their Kentucky mountain home." The daughters would now be in their 60s and Gordon would be 90 or more. I know they moved back to Kentucky, when and where I do not know.
Any help would be appreciated.
Richard Chamberlin
117 Maplewood Drive
Lancaster, KY 40444


Sutton Family Info.
Dear Editor:
I talked with a lady from Washington County, Kentucky, on August 6th regarding the Suttons. She mentioned the names Alex and Jim. I would like to have her address, and I would be glad to see what information I can find on the family.
I also have material on the Suttons of Garrard County.
Martha Sutton
3744 KY HWY 39 N.
Crab Orchard, KY 40419


Pleasant Run School
In Logan County

Dear Editor:
I attended Pleasant Run School in southwestern Logan County during the years 1921-1928. I am wondering if there are any Kentucky Explorer readers who attended the school during these years.
The building, which was located close to the Pleasant Run Church (still standing but not active), has been demolished.
Any information any reader has to share would be greatly appreciated.
Claude L. Brown
2004 Fontaine Road
Lexington, KY 40502
859/269-5084