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

November 2008


Atlas Of Kentucky
County Maps Wanted

Dear Editor:
I would like to buy an atlas of Kentucky County Maps compiled several years ago by C. J. Puetz of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin. I have a copy, but it is worn from a lot of use.
The Kentucky Explorer is a wonderful magazine.
Carl Veazey
83 Beckye Lane
Hanson, KY 42413


Would Like Photos
Of Bertha Cornett

Dear Editor:
I would like to find anyone who knew Pearl and Mae Cornett around 1930 up to now. They were from Perry and Harlan counties in Kentucky. I am one of their granddaughters. My mother, Bertha, was their third child. She grew up in Little Laurel, Harlan County. I am looking for pictures of her, including school pictures. She attended Pine Mountain Settlement School, ca. 1948-1949. She also went to Turkey Fork, Issac Creek, and Little Laurel schools.
I was so excited when one of my mother's sisters called and said she knew someone who had a photo of my mother when she was younger. The photo was in the June 2008 issue, page 67 of The Kentucky Explorer. The information submitted stated that the two ladies in front were Bertha and Evelee Cornett. The ladies were Evelee and Janette Cornett, my aunts, not Mother.
Bertha Cornett was born December 15, 1926.
If anyone has any information to share, please feel free to contact me.
Billie Wilson
736 Ward Mill Road
Baxter, TN 38544


Would Like To Buy Old Record
Dear Editor:
I'm looking for a Bluegrass 45 rpm record that was released in 1969 on the Jalyn label. It was by Estil Stewart and the Flat Mountain Boys. Roses of Yesterday and Someday The Tables Will Turn, Dear were the songs on the record.
I would like to buy the record, if someone has one for sale, or I would be happy with a recorded copy.
Cuddles C. Newsome, my father-in-law, was a member of the group. All of the group were from Eastern Kentucky and performed in Ohio and West Virginia.
Cuddles past away in 1994 and the family doesn't have a copy of the record.
ridaad@aol.com