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

May 2009


Doughball Recipes
Wanted For Fish Bait

Dear Editor:
I am looking for recipes for the old-time doughballs that were used for fish bait.
I can remember as a small child when my uncles used to make them for bait on a trotline.
If any reader would be so kind as to send me the recipe and the process for making them, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas R. Munn
213-B Wildwood Place
Frankfort, KY 40601


Pink Half-Runner Bean
Seeds Wanted

Dear Editor:
I would like to acquire some pink half-runner bean seeds.
I will pay for the seeds and postage.
Kathryn Phillips
4079 Iron Works Road
Winchester, KY 40391


Church Sayings Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am a minister and one of my hobbies is reading church signs and their sayings.
If readers have any they would like to share, please let me know.
Jason Smith
4674 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773