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
Info. Wanted Regarding
Col. Solomon P. Sharp Photo
I read with interest the article on page 43 of the May 2015 issue
of The Kentucky Explorer entitled "Political Acerbity: A
Century of Encounters in Kentucky."
Accompanying the article was an image of Col. Solomon P. Sharp.
Is this a photo of the portrait painted by Kentucky artist Matthew
Harris Jouett which is listed in Mrs. Martin's Catalogue of Paintings
by Matthew Harris Jouett (1939) as #406.
Any information that can be provided by readers of The Kentucky
Explorer about the present location, images, or ownership of
Jouett's works would be appreciated.
Steven Ray Menefee
625 Elk Lake Drive
Lexington, KY 40517
Info. Wanted On Chelsea
There was a little girl who used to collect coal on the railroad
tracks down around Oakdale, Breathitt County, Kentucky. She sold
it to offer help for the start of Mt. Carmel School.
This little girl was Chelsea Kumer/Coomer, who was probably born
Anyone with any information on Chelsea, please contact me.
75 Mill Creek Lawson Road
Jackson, KY 41339
Thanks For The Seeds
I would like to thank all The Kentucky Explorer readers who helped
me acquire the seeds I requested.
115 Logans Lane
Science Hill, KY 42553
These are only a few of
the many queries inside The Kentucky Explorer.