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 September 2007




Turkey Crow Bean
Seeds Wanted

Dear Editor:
I would like some Turkey Crow bean seeds.
Readers may call or mail the seed with the amount owed.
Any help would be appreciated.
Brent A. Johnson
902 Goose Creek Road
Neon, KY 41840
606/855-7258


Thanks For Help
Dear Editor:
A million thanks for all The Kentucky Explorer has done to help me with my requests of finding information on Kate Highlander Bretz, James Bretz, and Viola Highlander Martin.
A lady by the name of Rebecca Mullins saw my request in the magazine and was very helpful.
I thank her and everyone who had a part in this.
Imogene Watkins Neal
560 Hog Creek Road
Jeff, KY 40337


Wants Info. On P-47 Crash
In Johnson County In 1948

Dear Editor:
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has personal knowledge about the crash of the P-47 on March 28, 1948, in Eastern Kentucky.
In this crash Harry Stewart, a veteran of 43 wartime missions, was flying over Eastern Kentucky, passing through a thunderstorm. Rather than risking an unexpected rendezvous with a mountain top, he elected to bail out.
The aircraft crashed into a hilltop overlooking the home of the soon-to-be-famous country singer Loretta Lynn, exploding and leaving a crater ten-to-15-feet deep. Stewart floated down over the Kentucky coal mining town of Van Lear, Johnson County.
Any information would be appreciated.
Tim Bivens
5080 Upper Finley Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024


Recipes Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to have a recipe for making old-fashioned brine pickles and any kind of good crock pot recipes.
Dale Land
210 W. Locust Street
Richmond, KY 40475


Searching For Old Friend
Dear Editor:
We are searching for Vernetta Goble, an old friend. We do not know who she married, but the last we heard anything about her she was in Lexington, Kentucky. Her parents were Nelson and Mollie Goble.
If any reader has any information, please feel free to contact us.
C. C. and Nada Williamson
RR 5, Box 4440
Louisa, KY 41230
606/298-5975