From The Editor

Greetings to all. Hope this finds everyone enjoying an early fall. I guess our warm weather is about over, and it's nearly time for frost on the pumpkins. The hills, just across the river, in front of our office are about to brighten up as the trees make their annual change. We certainly live in a beautiful land!

As October is the last really big month for festivals here in Kentucky, make plans to get out and enjoy the fun this month.

Recently we have had a good number of readers stopping by our office here in Jackson. A few came all the way from the West coast. I guess Kentuckians are scattered across the world. But no matter the distance, their hearts still are strongly attached to our dear old state. We always enjoying visiting with our readers.

Sadly, I must report on a loss of one of The Kentucky Explorer's earliest supporters. We have just learned of the passing of Edgar Johnson, a former teacher at Blue Diamond. Most every month he would stop by, often buying five or six copies of The Explorer to give to friends. We will certainly miss him.

As ever, we are thankful for readers who share material. It takes a lot of letters, photographs, genealogy queries, personal recollections, and stories to fill our pages each month, so we encourage everyone to keep those things coming. Also, it's about that time of the year to begin to think about giving our little magazine to friends and family for a Christmas gift. This is a way to introduce The Kentucky Explorer to Kentuckians who might enjoy knowing more about their state and their family history. We think it makes a nice gift. Hope you agree.

As usual, this month's issue is full of stories and photos from across Kentucky. Hope you find something of interest. If you don't, get busy. You are invited to send in something better.

Have an exciting Halloween.