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

March 2010

Washington School And Church
Photos Wanted

Dear Editor:
I am searching for photos of the Mt. Washington School or the Mt. Washington Church in Marion County, Kentucky.
Does anyone remember attending the Mt. Washington Church with Grace Truman Shipp? Grace is my grandmother, and she went to this school and church.
I would really appreciate any help.
Keathan Mayfield
7257 Hopewell Road
Lanesville, IN 47136
[email protected]

Map Of Kentucky Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to see a map, like the one on page 31 of the January 2010 issue of The Kentucky Explorer, of Mason County, Kentucky, from Maysville going west on Highway 10 to Germantown, Bracken County, Kentucky.
Also, I would like a complete map of Kentucky dated before 1943.
If any reader can help, please contact me.
William Vantine
3520 Germantown Road
Maysville, KY 41056

Wanted: The Hanging
Of "Bad Tom" Smith

Dear Editor:
I am the great-great-grandson of "Bad Tom" Smith. My grandfather was Jack Combs. I would like to find a copy of the book The Hanging of Bad Tom Smith.
Also, I am a Civil War buff and would like to have information on Bad Tom's father, Richard Smith, and his involvement in the war.
I can pay reasonable prices for the book and information provided.
Sid Fragle
1610 Washington Street E.
Charleston, WV 25311
[email protected]