Letters To The Editor

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 2011



Elcomb School Brought
Back Wonderful Memories

Dear Editor:
The photo of the old Elcomb School on page 8 in the January 2011 issue of The Kentucky Explorer brought back so many memories. Elcomb School was located in Harlan County, Kentucky.
I especially remember the wonderful teachers: Miss Carr, Mrs. Livingston, Mr. Pope, and Mr. Unthank to name a few.
At Elcomb School, we not only learned the three R's, but we learned respect for others, especially our elders. We also learned manners.
We started our day by saying "The Pledge of Allegiance" then Bible reading and prayer. What a different world we would live in if students now started their days that way.
Strict discipline was always the order of the day. Mr. Unthank kept his paddle on his desk, next to his Bible. I think just looking at the paddle was enough to keep all of us in line.
Nola Sergent
161 Sergent Drive
Baxter, KY 40806


Dennis Feeback Articles
Were Interesting

Dear Editor:
There are so many wonderful people who contribute to The Kentucky Explorer.
The January 2011 issue was very interesting with the articles by Dennis Feeback entitled "Falls of Rough Community" and "Head Cheese or Souse?"
It has been a long time since my late husband and I went through Falls of Rough. The Ernest Woodcock family once lived by Rough River before the Rough River Dam was built. My husband's grandparents, Greenville Woodcock and Julia
Nash, lived close to Lick Ridge Church. There are so many memories in that location.
I go to the butcher shop in Marion, Indiana, and buy souse regularly. As soon as I get into the car, I open up the souse and eat some on the way home.
Thanks, Dennis Feeback, for the articles.
I often wonder if any reader has a photo of Tar Fork, Kentucky. My husband, Earl, was born there.
Donna Woodcock
3271 E. 544 S.
Gas City, IN 46933

Born In Bowling Green, Ky.
Dear Editor:
I enjoy The Kentucky Explorer each month.
I was born and reared in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, to work, then stayed there and reared two children, Terry and Sue.
Hester O'Warner
3520 Beasley Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Thanks For Printing Article;
Name Clarification

Dear Editor:
Thanks to the staff of The Kentucky Explorer for a great job of editing "A Young Kentuckian Sails Into WWII" and publishing it in the magazine. The only error is (no doubt my own) my friend's actual name is Leonard Thompson, instead of Holmes.
As a result of the magazine's wide exposure, I received two kind letters, to date, from readers. I thank them and The Explorer for making memories a part of history and keeping the past alive.
George R. Capito
50 J. B. Burchett Road
Albany, KY 42602


These are just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.