Excerpts from the
Mountain Echo
Laurel County's
first newspaper

                                                Reprinted with permission of the Laurel County Historical Society

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 Tom Norviel killed Levi Moore a few days ago. Both of Laurel county, Norvel is Deputy Sheriff and
 attempted to arrest Moore for some cause when Moore resisted. Norvel surrendered himself.

 My beloved wife Emily J. Brown, died between one and two o'clock yesterday of consumption. She has been
 suffering all winter from the desease and was confined to her bed nearly seven weeks but bore her afflictions
 calmly and patiently as only a Christian can. She was a devoted, faithful wife and Mother, and I believe a
 Christian, if there was one on earth. God bless her and prepare me to meet her in a better world. J. T. Brown,
 London, Kentucky March 9th.

 J. W. Mullins is putting up his steam mill at the Mouth of Big Raccoon..

 Col. O. P. Nelson, one of our worthy citizans, is about to enter into the distilling of whisky.

 Prof. H. F. Johnson was married to Sarah Browning, daughter of George Browning, Sr., a few weeks since.

 We very much regret that Benjamin Swanner, a good citizan of Laurel county, died suddenly of Cholera
 Morbus one day this week.

 It saddens us this morning to announce the death of Julia Brown second daughter of J. T. Brown London, Ky.,
 and granddaughter of Mr. C. B. Farris, aged 7 years and 10 months.

 Mr. Martin Asher, of Laurel county, presented us last week with a very large gray eagle, killed three and a
 half miles from London. It weighed 19 pounds and measured 7 feet 2 inches from tip to tip of wings.

 Mrs. Levi Jackson sent us the most desirable Christmas present that we have received during the holidays, a
 nice mess of turnip greens and two messes of the most deliscious parsnips that we have seen. A new kind Mrs.
 Jackson, a nice lady and guesses well where good things to eat will be appreciated, the example is worthy of

 Killed by a fall on Friday December 31st. Our village was shocked by the announcement that John C. Brown,
 a painter of the town had fallen from a ladder, where he was engaged in painting Mr. W. H. Jackson's
 dwelling. The ladder was standing with the lower end on a good box and Brown stepped out from the upper
 porch on to it, when it slipped and threw him down head formost on the pavement. He lived about six hours, but
 the effects of Doctor Foster and Young failed to restore him to conciousness, so he passed away without
 speaking a word.

 The following cases are docketed for trial in the court of Appeals from this the fifteenth Judicial District:

 127. Hicks vs. Todd, Rockcastle
 128. Jones heirs vs Stocks, Rockcastle
 129. Wallen vs. Wallen’s guardian, &c., Rockcastle
 130. Bethuram vs Black, &c. Rockcastle
 131. Hackney, &c., vs Dillion, &c.,
 132. Jackson vs. Warren’s administrator, Laurel
 133. Pitman vs Lilburn, Laurel
 134. Hardin vs. Cornelison, Laurel.
 135.Moore vs. Graybeal, &c Laurel
 136. Gresham vs. Broughton, &c.Laurel
 137. Barry’s executor vs King, &c. Whitley
 138. Siler vs. Siler, &c. Whitley
 139. Cummins, &c. vs Wilson &c. Whitley
 140. Perkin vs Day, Whitley
 141. Bryant vs. Manning &c. Whitley
 142. Adkins &c. vs Meadows, &c. Whitley .
 143. Anderson vs. Hays, Whitley
 144. Polly vs. Blakely’s adminis’r Whitley
 145. Stephens vs. Jones &c. Knox
 146. Unthank vs Hensley’s adm’r &c. Harlan
 147. Howard vs. Howard, Harlan
 148. Farmer vs. Howard, Harlan
 149. Crook vs. Adams, &c. Clay.

                                         End of 1875

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