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

October 2011



Name Of Melungeon Boys
Dear Editor:
I am interested in finding out the names of the Melungeon boys who are pictured on page 32 of the March 2011 issue of The Kentucky Explorer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jo Struss
112 Poplar Street
Berea, KY 40403


Searching For Phyllis Martin
Dear Editor:
I enjoy and appreciate The Kentucky Explorer very much. I can't wait to get it each month.
I'm searching for Phyllis Martin. She was a friend of my mother when they were young girls. Phyllis' father, Rev. Albert Martin, was the minister at Upper Salt Lick Church located in Bath County, Kentucky. Her mother's name was Susie. The family lived in Powell County. I think Phyllis may live in Michigan now.
Any information would be appreciated.
Deborah Knowles
P. O. Box 24
Olympia, KY 40358


Song Lyrics Wanted
Dear Editor:
If someone has the words to "There's A Leak In This Old Building," I would appreciate a copy.
The song is by Rev. Claude Ely, and he released it in the 1950s.
Jeanette Miniard
2262 Krypton Lick Branch Road
Hazard, KY 41701