The project was sponsored by several local groups in the hopes of promoting tourism along the mountain.
"It ain’t even done yet, but a lot of people were like we need to find them and that's why a lot of us got together with a reward and hopefully we can find the people that done it,” said Chris Caudill, a member of the Letcher County Tourism steering committee.
Others who drive by frequently say this sort of vandalism is unacceptable.
“We have one of the most beautiful views, I've traveled the world, been to Europe multiple times and this is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been,” said Connie Fields. “They've given us wonderful platforms for people from all over to come and enjoy our sights and someone has to do something so beneath the citizens of Letcher County.”
Fields said she hopes the vandals are found and the workers at Letcher County Tourism feel the same.
“We are ready to find out who done this and get it all resolved and fixed and hopefully it'll never happen again,” said Caudill.
The tourism department along with multiple local businesses have come together to offer a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the vandals.