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 March
Brandied Fruit And
Cake Starters Wanted
We are interested in getting a start of brandied fruit and the
cake starter, also. We had both of these starters for years and
used them regularly. We moved and somehow neither starter worked
If someone has one or both of these starters, please feel free
to contact us.
Jim or Kathy Cole
379 Troy Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
Enjoy Reading About
Folks Back Home
I want to let the staff of The Kentucky Explorer know how much
I enjoy reading about the folks back home. I left Johnson County
over 50 years ago, but my husband and I always enjoy going back
to see our families.
Keep up the good work. The pictures and stories are the greatest.
2536 Falmouth Avenue
Dayton, OH 45406
Big Cat Sightings
The article "Big Cat Sightings in Kentucky," in a recent
issue of The Kentucky Explorer, was very interesting.
The author asked, "What are people seeing.?"
I don't know about others, but my wife and I live about one-half
mile from the old sale barn in Owsley County, and during the
summer of 2008, we saw a big cat. It was about the size of a
mountain lion, and it was brownish or a light reddish color.
We heard it scream for about six weeks on and off. One night
near the end of summer we caught a glimpse of it going behind
a storage building.
I have heard that others, in Breathitt and Owsley counties, have
seen a similar cat.
Ernest E. Turner
P. O. Box 1194
Booneville, KY 41314
Cornbread Recipe Wanted
I have been trying to find a recipe for "Hot Water Cornbread"
or "Scalded Cornbread," as my folks called it. My
wife, who is a great old-fashioned cook tried making it from
memory, and it was a disaster.
If someone could send me the recipe, I would be most appreciative.
I don't think the ingredients are complex, but there must be
a trick in preparing it.
Robert B. Morgan
1218 Chinook Trail
Frankfort, KY 40601
These are just samples
of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.