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 September 2006


License Plate Collector
Dear Editor:
My husband is trying to complete his set of license plates from every state. He needs Nevada, Vermont, and New Hampshire to complete his collection.
If anyone can help him he would be very grateful. He will gladly pay the shipping costs.
Also, I have four o'clock flower seeds available.
Jean Spicer
1341 Court Road
London, KY 40744


"Leapfrog John"
Dear Editor:
I have been a subscriber to The Kentucky Explorer for quite a few years and really enjoy it. When I was growing up my mother, Della Hurt, used to sing different songs. One of the songs was called "Leapfrog John." I remember only some of the words.
If any reader knows all the words to this song I would appreciate the help.
M. L. Roberts
506 Perry Smith Lane
Caryville, TN 37714


Researching Mayslick
Dear Editor:
I've been trying to do some research on the little town of Mayslick (Mason County), Kentucky. I would like any information or photos on any businesses that were in the town in the 1800s and early 1900s. There was a fire that almost wiped out the town, but I'm not sure of the date.
I have an antique shop in one of three row houses and was told that there was a fourth that had burned. There was also a large hotel with a spa that burned.
I would like any information on the hotel spas in Mason County, Fleming County, and the Blue Licks area of Robertson County.
All of the older folks in the area of Mayslick passed away before I could talk with them. Mayslick is the second oldest town in the county next to Maysville or Limestone, as it was called in the late 1700s.
Also, I'm interested in some of the early families in Mayslick and Mt. Olivet (Robertson County). My maternal relatives were Shepherd and Henderson from Robertson County, and my paternal relatives were Courtney and Cord from Fleming County.
I'm looking forward to responses.
Dixie Scott
RR 1, Box 68D
Mayslick, KY 41055