Each month, The Kentucky
Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from
our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as
many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for
"Letters to the Editor."
Here are actual
letters from November 2005
Searching For Info.
My grandmother, Gracie Truman Shipp, was an evangelist at a church
in Willowtown, Taylor County, Kentucky, back in the 1920s and
possibly in the 1930s. She lived at Raywick in Marion County.
I would appreciate hearing from any reader who has any information
or photos of Willowtown. Any response will be greatly appreciated.
7257 Hopewell Road
Lanesville, IN 47136
John Lair's Daughter Identifies
Renfro Valley Entertainers
On page 41 of the June 2005 issue of The Kentucky Explorer was
a photo of the Renfro Valley entertainers during the early 1940s,
along with an excellent article about Ernie Lee Cornelison.
I have seen this photo printed before with some wrong identifications.
I would like to offer the correct identifications for the photograph,
as I am the daughter of John Lair and knew each of those pictured
(with exception of the fiddle player).
John Lair is at the microphone. Back row, l-r: "Slim"
Miller, Lynn Davis, Jack Holden, "Brownie" Reynolds,
Jerry Behrens, and Fairley Holden (half-hidden). Center, l-r:
Roy "Shorty" Hobbs and "Red" Herrin. Seated,
l-r: "Little Eller" Long, Ruth Travers, Molly O'Day,
and Ruby Travers.
P. O. Box 127
Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Interested In Civil War
Camp In Muhlenberg County
I have heard from several old-timers about a Civil War camp somewhere
along the Green River in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Any information on this subject would be helpful.
I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer.
537 W. Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
Iris Roots Wanted
I would like to acquire some roots of the Iris flower. I collect
Any help would be appreciated.
Mrs. Clarence Terrell
P. O. Box 162
Friendship, OH 45630
Two October 2001
I would like to buy two copies of the October 2001 issue of The
This magazine has a photo of my grandparents, Hiram and Minta
Hopkins Osborne, of Floyd County, Kentucky, and their children.
I would like to hear from anyone who knew this family.
1568 Pinebluff Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Wants Volumes Of
I am looking for bound volumes of the Sunshine Magazine published
by the House of Sunshine. I need several volumes to complete
RR 2, Box 286
Honaker, VA 24260