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 March 2006
Would Like To Hear
From Old Classmates
My article My First Christmas was printed in the "I Remember" section of the December 2005 issue of The Kentucky Explorer. I was living in Oregon at the time I submitted this article. I have now moved to Missouri. I would really like to move back to Kentucky.
I forgot to tell readers that I went to Burdine School in Letcher County, Kentucky, and my maiden name was Harmon. I also went to school at Beefhide in Letcher County and at Darwin, Wise, and Pound, Virginia.
I would like to hear from old classmates.
My aunt, Thelma McPherson, lives at Rocky Hollow in Letcher County. She would like for my husband and me to move back to Kentucky.
11712 HWY BB
Versailles, MO 65084
Interested In Railroad
I am interested in any present or past information dealing with the railroad transportation throughout Eastern Kentucky. I would like to know where I could locate old maps that may contain some old railroad community names.
Any help or information would be appreciated.
Kentucky Steel Truss Buildings
Concerning "Seven Sisters"
My parents were from Knox County, Kentucky. When I was growing up we visited there most every summer. I have often mentioned my dad showing us the Seven Sisters, but no one seems to remember them. I was delighted to see the picture on page 56 of the January 2006 issue of The Kentucky Explorer of the Seven Sisters on the Cumberland River near Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.
Do they still exist? If so, where? Are they accessible?
Is there a history or any interesting stories concerning them?
Any help would be appreciated.
204 Granite Lane
Clayton, NC 27520
Interested In Movie
I am interested in newspaper clippings, books, photos, or anything else related to the filming of the movie Fire Down Below in Jackson (Breathitt County) and Hazard (Perry County). Kentucky, in 1996.
It is a hobby of mine to collect such things.
I was in Georgia last month where the movies Heat Of The Night and Dukes Of Hazzard were filmed.
121 Country Walk Drive
Powell, TN 37849
Searching For Ashley
I would like to get in touch with Milton Ashley's grandchildren or any of his relatives. He was my father's (William Ashley) brother. I have seen him twice; once at a reunion at my grandmother's house at Morehead (Rowan County), Kentucky, and once in Crandon, Wisconsin.
Any help readers provide will be appreciated.
Virginia Ashley Kelm
P. O. Box 668
South Bend, WA 98596