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
Elcomb School Brought
Back Wonderful Memories
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.
161 Sergent Drive
Baxter, KY 40806
Dennis Feeback Articles
There are so many wonderful people who contribute to The Kentucky
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.
3271 E. 544 S.
Gas City, IN 46933
Born In Bowling Green,
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.
3520 Beasley Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Thanks For Printing Article;
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
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
just samples of the many letters in each issue of The Explorer.