September 2010

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The 1955-1956 Central City High School Basketball Team finished the regular season and district and regional tournaments with a record of 30 wins and four losses. Among the season victories was a memorable Christmas Eve game against the Wayland Wasps (Floyd County) and its legendary star "King" Kelly Coleman. Coleman would score 40 points, but Central City had a schoolboy sensation as well. Raymond "Corky" Withrow would also score and lead the Golden Tide to victory. Front row, l-r: Carl Ray Jamison, Billy Duvall, Raymond "Corky" Withrow, Winfred Thompson, and Billy Mason. Back row, l-r: Coach Delmas Gish, Eddie Brand, Donald Moore, Jimmy Swan, Earl Goode, Johnny Lile, and Manager Bob White.

Cecil G. Copenhaver, 1912 S. Fourth Street, Springfield, IL 62703, shares this photo of Fred Gregory Waddle and Hazel Elizabeth Johnson (barely visible) standing beside Fred's second car, a 1920 Ford Roadster. This automobile made a trip to Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, from Bloomington, Illinois, in September 1922. The trip took three days, traveling over gravel roads in Indiana and fording creeks in Kentucky. Fred was born December 9, 1896, and died October 4, 1975. He was the son of Matt Waddle and Amanda Perry Rayborn of Poplarville, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

David Gilbert, P. O. Box 1143, Harlan, KY 40831, shares this photo of the Gulston Post Office at Gulston, Harlan County, Kentucky. The post office closed in 2000. It was originally a barbershop. Note the barber's pole at the right side of the building.

Travis E. Hamilton, 223 Redwood Drive, Dry Ridge, KY 41035, shares this photo taken in 1913 on Ragged Ridge, Casey County, Kentucky, in front of the home of Rufus Emerson. Children, l-r: Loann Hamilton, Patrick Lawrence "Buster" Hamilton, Dewitt Salyers, Dorothy Emerson, Mary Belle Emerson, Alvin Emerson, Gertude Salyers, and Marie Salyers. Sitting, l-r: Alice Emerson Hamilton, Rufus Emerson, Mary Jane Wall Emerson, Artie Campbell Emerson, and Lizzie Emerson Salyers. Back row, l-r: Ambrose Hamilton, Jesse D. Emerson, Tommy Emerson, and Wesley Salyers.

Stanley Cook, 44 Mount Holly Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456, shares this 1936 photo of a class at Cooksburg School, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Those identified are (not in order) James Griffin, Kenneth Vanzant, Arthur Hale, Hubert Vanzant, Lorene Griffin, a Mink, Rheba P., Junior Griffin, Stella ?, Delphia Vanzant, Glenn Mink, Ollie Durham, Velma Hale, Ruby Vanzant, Laura Demia Allen, Mary Ann Allen, Freda ?, O. C. Vanzant, Johnny Vanzant, Deward Allen, Boyd Vanzant, and Sylvania Vanzant. Feel free to contact Stanley with any information on the others or this photo.

Maxwell Young, 842 Rebecca Drive, Lexington, KY 40502; [email protected], shares this recent photo. This cemetery is located between Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky, and Sandy Hook, Elliott County, Kentucky. During the early 1900s some people built small buildings such as these over their relatives' graves to protect the graves from the weather.

Clara Hardin McFall, 1672 McFall Road, Albany, KY 42602, shares this photo of herself and her father, James Hardin, taken in 1970 in Cumberland County, Kentucky.


Gay Harlowe, 4466 Fairway Oaks Drive, Mulberry, FL 33860, shares this photo of the Sexton family of Carter City, Carter County, Kentucky. L-R: Alfonso Jackson "Fon" Sexton, Laura Alice Duncan Sexton, Bess Janelle Sexton, Andrew Jackson Sexton, Calvin Jones "Cal" Sexton, Pearl Sexton, and Eva Jane Sexton. Date of photo not given.

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