Letters To The Editor

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.
On Willowtown
Dear Editor:
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.
Keathan Mayfield
7257 Hopewell Road
Lanesville, IN 47136

John Lair's Daughter Identifies
Renfro Valley Entertainers
Dear Editor:
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.
Ann Henderson
P. O. Box 127
Mount Vernon, KY 40456

Interested In Civil War
Camp In Muhlenberg County
Dear Editor:
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.
Jeff Henley
537 W. Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431

Iris Roots Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to acquire some roots of the Iris flower. I collect all kinds.
Any help would be appreciated.
Mrs. Clarence Terrell
P. O. Box 162
Friendship, OH 45630

Two October 2001
Issues Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to buy two copies of the October 2001 issue of The Kentucky Explorer.
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.
Phyliss Hale
1568 Pinebluff Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Wants Volumes Of
Sunshine Magazine
Dear Editor:
I am looking for bound volumes of the Sunshine Magazine published by the House of Sunshine. I need several volumes to complete my set.
Eugene Presley
RR 2, Box 286
Honaker, VA 24260