Dwayne Ellis, a retired English teacher from Hardin County, called earlier this week with an offer of a Kentucky-based crossword puzzle for newspapers. Instead of giving him all the contact information for KPA members, I asked him to send me an email and I would pass that along to all newspapers through this week’s On Second Thought. At the end of this segment, you will find the first two puzzles and answers for those two in a jpg format. You are invited to use both of these at no cost and if you’re interested in continuing, then Dwayne Ellis’ information is included.
Here’s the email and pertinent information from Dwayne:
Thank you for talking with me; here is the plan for my crossword project – KNOW KENTUCKY.
I am focusing on weekly newspapers but will be happy to provide a puzzle to small daily or bi-weekly papers if they are interested. Since these are educational, MY HOPE IS THAT THE PAPERS WILL PUBLISH THE ANSWER on another page for immediate feedback. I believe that a week delay will defeat the purpose.
( 1 ) The first two puzzles are FREE for papers to use.
( 2 ) If they decide they want to publish one Know Kentucky by dellis each week, then they need to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-737-6301. I will need their e-mail address to send puzzles.
( 3 ) I will provide one puzzle each week in copy form with an answer puzzle for $ 12 per month or an annual fee of $ 120.
( 4 ) I will e-mail each puzzle one week in advance of their publishing dates.
( 5 ) Each puzzle will be my personal creation using facts gathered from Wikipedia, various web sources, and a variety of books and magazines.
My main goal is to help Kentuckians KNOW and APPRECIATE many facts about our state that few citizens know.
I will send the puzzles one at a time.
Dwayne Ellis, Retired English teacher from Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown, KY, 270-737-6301
Dwayne Ellis, 575 Dogwood Lane, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Again you are invited to publish both of these crosswords AT NO COST and then contact Dwayne if you want to continue using his Kentucky-based crosswords. The cost will be $12 per month or $120 per year.