Feb 082012

By Stanley Sturgill

I live at the foot of Kentucky’s highest peak, Black Mountain, in Harlan County. I am retired with 41 years service to the mining industry. My wife and I have lived in Harlan County most of our lives. We have raised our family here, and we want to continue to remain here.

And I want to see my grandkids grow up here and find meaningful work and get as much joy and comfort from this beautiful part of Kentucky as I have.

That’s why I’ll be attending I Love Mountains Day.

Demonstrators gather in front of the Kentucky state capital building during last year's I Love Mountains Day. Photo by Jeff Gross.

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