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

April 2013

Cornbread Recipe Wanted
Dear Editor:
It is with pleasure I renew my subscription to The Kentucky Explorer. I don't want to miss an issue.
I am hoping someone can provide me with a recipe for cornbread that doesn't call for sugar. My family never used sugar in their cornbread, and I failed to get that recipe.
Any help would be appreciated.
John Tully
3751 Appain Way, Apt. 163
Lexington, KY 401517

Greasy Bean Seeds Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to have some greasy bean seeds. I am interested in the white and colored types. I will be glad to pay for them.
Also, I would like some white cucumber seeds.
Angelia Bates
787 Jones Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky Bible Society
Information Wanted
Dear Editor:
I am looking for any information on the Kentucky Bible Society, or later, the Kentucky Auxiliary Bible Society, which was an auxiliary to the American Bible Society in New York.
The Kentucky Bible Society was formed in 1811 and continued through the early 1900s. Also, I need information on any of Kentucky's county Bible societies. In the 1800s there was one in nearly every county. The Kentucky Auxiliary Bible Society printed at least 6,000 Bibles in Lexington between 1819 and 1824. I would like to know if anyone has a copy of one of these Bibles. It can be identified by the information at the bottom of the title page. It reads as follows: The Holy Bible, Stereotyped for the American Bible Society, By D&G Bruce, New York, Printed for the Kentucky Auxiliary Bible Society, William G. Hunts; Lexington, 1819.
Any information would be helpful.
Jim Prewitt
2295 Bardstown Trail
Waddy, KY 40076
[email protected]

Sweet Potato Slips Wanted
Dear Editor:
I would like to buy about 50 "popular root" sweet potato slips.
If anyone has any or knows anyone who does, please contact me.
Bill Turner
444 Planck Road
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

These are only two of the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.