Kentucky Explorer Classified Ads - For Sept., 1998

BOOK FOR SALE - High As A Cat's Back, Low As A Snake's Belly (now in its second printing) is a delightful book (108 pages, 8.5x11") written by Jenkins, Ky. native, Kedrick Sanders. The author has collected 1,500 old sayings, short stories, jokes, and such, and compiled them into a very entertaining book. You'll want to add it to your personal collection and share it with your friends. Makes a great gift. $8.00 p.p. Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Loop, Jenkins, KY 41537.


BOOK FOR SALE: Tall Tales and Short Stories From the Shady Side O' Pine Mountains, by Kedrick Sanders, captures the humorous side of our diverse and multi-faceted Appalachian culture. Though the book is fiction, much of the story material is based on people, places, and events that the author is familiar with. To order send $8, plus $2 S/H to: Kedrick Sanders, 245 Forest Hill Loop, Jenkins, KY 41537.


WANTED TO BUY: Collector will pay adequate prices for Kentucky scrip, lumber, and merchant tokens. Will pay up front and make arrangements for delivery. Also interested in old time strap type watch fobs. Please contact Dave Whisman, 295 Armory Road, Prestonburg, KY 41653, or call (606) 886-6065 after 8 p.m. Leave message and phone number if not in.


MARBLE NUTS - We lost our marbles! Please sell us yours. Machine made and hand made marbles, games, and novelties. Lonnie Conyers, 6205 W. Gray Street, Muncie, IN 47304, (765) 747-9544.


POST CARDS WANTED - Will buy or trade early Kentucky post cards (street scenes, depots, courthouses, activities, baseball teams, etc.) Have large collection, but looking for more. All towns wanted. Please send photocopies or post cards with prices or call after 7 p. m. Carl Howell, P. O. BOx 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748, 502/358-4167.


WASHINGTON RECORDS - Researcher (UK grad) will search for and copy records of your ancestors at the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR, and other Washington DC locations. Hourly rate. Paul Barker, 13817 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853. E-mail:

[email protected]

or phone 301/871-2156.


BOOK FOR SALE - Mining Memories "Kenmont Coal Co." The author, Paul Lynn Ellington and over forty families, tell how it really was working and living in an eastern Kentucky coal camp. 364 pages and over 400 pictures. Cost $19.95 plus $4 S/H. Paul Ellington, P. O. Box 91061, Louisville, KY 40291, or call 502/491-0722. Total price $23.95 each.


KENTUCKY DOG LICENSE TAGS: Seeking to buy all Kentucky dog license tags, will pay $50 each for pre-1900 tags. Contact: Bill Bone, 928 S. R. 2206, Clinton, KY 42031, or call 502/653-6060, e-mail: [email protected]


CAKES FOR SALE: Special cakes made by Addison's Cakes. Character, birthday, and wedding cakes available. Special occasion cakes also available. Lots of different varieties. For more information call : 606/295-2255.


PHOTOS RESTORED: I copy and restore photographs at a reasonable price. I must see the photo before I can give you a price quote. Contact: Lynn Farmer Photo, 400 E. Lovers Lane, Lebanon, KY 40033. Samples of my work can be seen on the Internet at


or call: 502/692-6979.


WANTED: Issues of The Kentucky Explorer, for the years of 1986-1989. Contact: Robert Collins, 9 Dexter Place, Fairborn, OH 45324.


NOW AVAILABLE: Pike County, Kentucky Death Records, 1849-1909, by Dorcas Hobbs and John W. Picklesimer, Sr. Paper-cover, 123 pages, index. Most entries include name of deceased, age, cause of death, year of death, occupation, and name of parents. $23, postpaid. Pike County, Kentucky Birth Records, 1849-1909, by Dorcas Hobbs and John W. Picklesimer, Sr. Paper-cover, 223 pages. Entries include name of child, parents, and date of birth. $33, postpaid. Order from Pike County Society for Historical and Genealogical Research, P. O. Box 97, Pikeville, KY 41502.


BOOK FOR SALE: Growing Up On The Big Sandy, by Lawrence County native, Patricia Kelly Mansfield. True stories of a girl and her brother as they grew up in Appalachia during the Depression. 77 pages, plus pictures. Available at Nana's Gift in Louisa, Kentucky or send $10.70, postpaid to: Patricia Mans-field, 3802 Dorko Court, Columbus, OH 43224-2712.


MAP BOOK FOR SALE: The Kentucky State Atlas and Gazetteer. Kentucky Map Atlas, Topo Maps of the entire state, back roads, and outdoor recreation. Makes great gifts. Send $16.95, plus $3 S/H to: S & S Sales, P. O. Box 718 Dept. K, Manitou, KY 42436.


RADIO SERVICE: Hear Searching the Scriptures over WSGS FM Radio 101.1 on the FM dial, Hazard, Kentucky, each Sunday afternoon at 1:30, with Glen Begley.


WANT TO BUY: Coal company/coal related stickers, and scatter tags. Popular in late 1970s, early 1980s. Call 606/279-5777, or write: Brian Overbee, P. O. Box 233, Smilax, KY 41764.


FOR SALE: 1.25 acre lot on Blue Springs in Lewis County, Kentucky, one and one-half miles from AA Highway. $2500. Call: 615/790-9915.


LOG CABINS FOR SALE: Excellent 18X24, one and one-half story, hand-hewn poplar log cabin circa 1850; tagged, numbered, and delivered $8,500. Also, smaller cabins available, $4,500 and $5,500. Craig Cropper, 615/790-9915.


RESEARCH: Professional Researcher will research all Kentucky counties, using Historical Society and Archives. Ten years experience. Send SASE to Naomi Prater Bailey, 425 Powhatan Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601, or call: 502/695-3395; e-mail:

[email protected]


BOOK FOR SALE: Reminiscences of Yesteryear. 232 pages, over 120 laugh provoking stories set in the Eastern Kentucky mountains. Written by Pike County, Kentucky native, Frank C. Roberts. Mountain tales that will make the reader break out in laughter many times as the pages are turned. Tales of ghosts, animals, school days, and many old-time stories, and personal experiences of the author. $14 postpaid. Frank C. Roberts, 924 Kentucky Highway 611, Pikeville, KY 41501.


FOR SALE: Land on Buckhorn Lake for sale. Fourteen acres one mile from the boat dock at the lodge. Will sell on land contract. Write: Ellen Pace, 1732 S. Drexel Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or call: 317/356-7477.


WANTED TO BUY: Top dollar for Civil War collectibles. Buying swords, guns, uniforms, belt buckles, photographs, button, etc. Reward for information on campsites on private land. Ken Hamilton, 3255 Roxbury Drive, Lexington, KY 40503, 606/223-4450.


FAMILY COOKBOOK FOR SALE: Second printing. Plenty of great family recipes, 16 family photos, Grandma's home remedies, and chalked full of country sayings. Send $12.00 to Sheryl Wilmoth Hensley, 1002 Oxford State Road, Middletown, OH 45044, or call: 513/424-8493.


OWSLEY COUNTY BOOKS FOR SALE: Tax Books 1844-1858, $18; Land Records, $20; Deaths, $18; Births, $26; Marriages, $18; Census Books:1850, $10; 1860 $12; 1870 $12; 1880, $14; 1900, $18; 1910, $18; 1920, $18. Ohio residents add 5.5% sales tax. Robert L. Smith, 7614 Dimmick Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1118.


FOR SALE: Ministers Handbook, Old Regular Baptist. How to do all kinds of church work; hymnal; inspirational; and encouraging writings. Price $7.50, plus $1.50 S/H. Order from Wesley Yonts, P. O. Box 507, Hazard, KY 41702, or call: 606/436-6848.


FOR SALE: Fifty delicious recipes. Send name, address, and $3 to: Old Recipe Favorites, P. O. Box 127, Mapleville, RI 02839.


RESEARCHER: I will do family tree research in Kentucky. Mainly Lincoln, Casey, and Boyle Counties. Reasonable fee charged. Contact: Luzia Foster, 222 Whitley Avenue, Stanford, KY 40484.


LAND FOR SALE: You can own a part of Daniel Boone's Kentucky. Two lots side by side. Will sell on land contract, together or separately. $100 down and $100 monthly, each lot. Located near Cave Run Lake and Daniel Boone National Forest. Call for appointment: 606/437-6556.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society produces a 15 page quarterly publication containing extracts of county court records, reprints of marriage and obituary notices, and news articles from the past. Membership is $10 annually to Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071.


COURTHOUSE RESEARCH: Boyd, Carter, and Lawrence Counties, Kentucky; and Lawrence and Scioto Counties, Ohio. SASE for details and fees. Teresa Martin Klaiber, Professional Historical Research, 22937 Long Branch, Rush, KY 41168.


WANTED: Cash paid for old cupboards, furniture, quilts, baskets, toys, primitives, etc. in any condition. Check your barn, out-building, or attic, and give me a call. Please contact: David Cooke, 502/225-0544.


SONG BIRDS IN A BOX: Open this little teak wood box and two birds pop out and sing as they flutter around. No batteries needed. It uses solar energy. Makes a great gift for young and old alike. Each is 4"X3" and only $6, shipping included. Send your order to: Mr. Christopher Osborne, P. O. Box 1966, Hyden, KY 41749.


BOOK FOR SALE: Second Printing. Riney, Blandford, Mulligan, and O'Daniel Families of Maryland and Kentucky. Integrated historical and genealogical treatment by descendant, Thomas D. Riney, PhD. 284 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, 60#, acid free paper, photos, maps, and family trees, indexed, hardback. $43, S/H included. Order from the author at: 6755 Avenida Andorra, La Jolla, CA 92037.


LOOKING FOR OBITUARIES: Early Kentucky Newspapers, Vol. 1, Montgomery County, 1891-1897, $23; Vol. 2, Estill County, 1882-1902, $14; Vol. 3, Powell County, 1901-1916, $23; Vol. 4, Clark County, 1874-1923, $23; Vol. 5, Madison County, 1872-1917, A-K $23, L-Z $23; Kentucky Families of Estill and Powell Counties, church and cemetery records, newspaper abstracts on specific surnames from 1871-1930, $21. Contact: The Drawing Board, 990 Saucelito Creek Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-4951, or call: 805/481-7645.


FOR SALE, NEW: Hatfield and McCoy Feud booklet, with 22 portraits, including Roseanne and Johnse; location maps; and genealogy of both families. The story is myth, legend, and fact. Cost is $5, including S/H. Contact: Thelma Crawford, 323 Kennedy Road, Hazard, KY 41701, or call: 606/436-1062.


PHOTO RESTORATION: I can digitally copy and restore your old, faded, cracked, and torn photos to like-new quality. Don't let those one-of-a-kind pictures be lost due to the ravages of time. Very reasonably priced. Contact: Janet Francis, 1022 5th Avenue, Dayton, KY 41074, or call: 606/431-1113; e-mail:

[email protected]


WEB SITE: Hazard Kentucky and Perry County: A Photographic History. An Internet web site dedicated to preserving the history and culture of this small, coal-producing town in Eastern Kentucky. Dozens of photographs from 1896 to the 1960s, including reproductions of old newspapers as well as numerous flood pictures and team photos. A message board is included that may help in genealogy research. Point your browser to


TOURS: Guided tours of the Red River Gorge for tour buses, schools, families, and individuals. Approved and permitted by the National Forest Service. Contact: Sky Bridge Tours, Inc., Box 653, Campton, KY 41301, or call: 606/668-7572.


FOR SALE: Metal detectors for sale. One Tesoro Bandido, one Tesoro Amigo II, and one Whites Surfmaster II; all like new. Call: 606/498-3093.


FLOYD COUNTY, KENTUCKY: Jack May's War, Robert Perry/s book about Col. Andrew Jackson May, is now available. It can be ordered from: The Overmountain Press, P. O. Box 1261, Johnson City, TN 37605. Cost is $14.95, plus $2.50, S/H. Add $1.00 s/h for each additional book. For more information, go to or


FOR SALE: Good, clean, dried winesap apples for sale. Will mail anywhere. $12 a gallon, plus postage. Call: 606/387-5790.


BREATHITT COUNTY - New history & photo web site: