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

December 2009


Kentucky County Map
Book Wanted
Dear Editor:
My copy of the Kentucky County Map Book is worn out. This book contains all 120 counties of Kentucky and shows post offices, churches, cemeteries, schools, and other landmarks. The maps are excellent, and I have used my book extensively and have worn it out. I have not been able to find a place to buy a new one.
If anyone knows where to purchase one of these books or has one available, please let me know.
I will gladly pay for the book and postage.
Dennis Feeback
P. O. Box 237
Frankfort, KY 40602


Searching For Photos
Of Dwale, Floyd County, Ky.
Dear Editor:
I would like to know if any readers of The Kentucky Explorer would have any old photos to share of Dwale, Floyd County, Kentucky.
I am interested in photos dated from the late 1890s to the early 1900s of schools, teachers, postmasters, or school children.
Also, I am interested in copies of The Kentucky Explorer from 1986 to 2006.
I was given some of the magazines from 2006 to 2009 and have enjoyed each one of them.
Any help would be appreciated.
Bob Christman
102 Sunset Place
Goshen, OH 45122


Angel Trumpet Seeds
Dear Editor:
Thanks so much for The Kentucky Explorer. The magazine means so much to its readers. I can read the stories over and over and find something I missed each time.
I have lots of Angel Trumpet flower seeds. I would be glad to send some to readers who are interested. This flower has large white blooms in the shape of trumpets, and they smell so good.
Orpha Godbey
518 Calendar Road
Carrollton, KY 41008
502/732-6224