Mountain Echo
Mountain Echo Excerpts
    The Mountain Echo was the first newspaper in Laurel
County.  It began in Barbourville and included information
from many counties in the southeastern Kentucky
mountains including Clay, Knox, Whitley, Jackson,
Rockcastle, Pulaski, Letcher and Laurel.  Around 1875 the
paper moved to London.  Eventually the news pertained
mostly to Laurel County.  Correspondents from
communities throughout the county sent news about
crimes, weddings, illnesses, deaths, visitors and other
community happenings which the correspondent thought
was important.
    By 1907 the paper was known as the
London
Sentinel
.  In 1919 it became the Sentinel Echo.  Some
issues were lost.
    The excerpts are transcribed from microfilm and are
fully indexed by name.  The issues which have haven't
been transcribed are available on microfilm here at the
society as well as the Laurel County Public Library.

Here is an excerpt from the October 3, 1873 issue:
"C. C. Jackson and family left Laurel county, on the
30th September, for Sherman, Texas."
Prices for Mountain Echo Excerpts

1873-1887 (original)   $15.00
1873-1879 (supplemental) $18.00
1880-1881 (supplemental) $10.00
1882-1883 (supplemental)  $18.00
1884-1885 (supplemental) $15.00
1886-1887  $11.00
1888-1890  $15.00
1891  $6.00
1892 $13.00
1893-1894  $6.00
1895  $6.00
1896  $6.00
1897  $6.00
1898  $12.00
1899  $11.00
1900  $11.00
1901  $13.00
1902  $11.00
1903  $13.00
1904  $17.00
1905  $23.00
1907  18.00

There was no newspaper in 1906.
If ordering please send a check payable to
Laurel County Historical Society and mail it
to:

Laurel County Historical Society
310 West 3rd Street
London KY 40741
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