James Flynn, left, led an agate hunt last week along Station Camp Creek in Estill County.  People from more than a dozen states went on agate hunts last week leading up to this weekend's 25th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, which celebrates local morrel mushrooms and the agate found only in Estill and five surrounding counties. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
James Flynn, left, led an agate hunt last week along Station Camp Creek in Estill County. People from more than a dozen states went on agate hunts last week leading up to this weekend's 25th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, which celebrates local morrel mushrooms and the agate found only in Estill and five surrounding counties. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader
James Flynn, left, led an agate hunt last week along Station Camp Creek in Estill County. People from more than a dozen states went on agate hunts last week leading up to this weekend's 25th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, which celebrates local morrel mushrooms and the agate found only in Estill and five surrounding counties. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Record crowd comes to Estill County to hunt for rare Kentucky agate

April 25, 2015 5:51 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.