Letters to the Editor

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Letter: Reader touts ballot amendments

Before going to the polls to vote this fall, I needed to find out about the 4 amendments. State Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) explained these amendments to us:


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Letter: Relay chair thanks community for support

As Co-chair of the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County team, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. Over 300 volunteers joined our 2014 Team and raised $221,615 to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Letter: Reader: Planned Parenthood's greatest ally is ignorance

In an effort to understand Planned Parenthood, we should begin with a brief history of the group.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Food ministries blessed with new freezer

God continues to richly bless Sevier County Food Ministries as we strive fulfill our mission to ensure no one in our community goes hungry.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Letter: Child Health Fair was a success

To promote National Child Health Month in October, two Sevier County primary schools participated in a Child Health Fair.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Letter: Pastor writes in support of Amendment 1

As we prepare to go the the polls in Tennessee, there are four amendment initiatives on the ballot. All four are important and every citizen should take a few minutes to read, understand, and make an informed decision. This goes for any ballot you cast; take the time to make an informed decision. Vote in accordance with your "educated" conscience; do not just pick the candidates with an R or a D in front of their names.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Letter: Reader presents criticism of Tea Party; supports fellow letter-writer

Lately, there have been some thought producing, although somewhat laughable to me, letters to the forum.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Letter: Thanks to those who supported Luau for Life

With heartfelt gratitude, Sevier County Right to Life would like to publicly thank all the many people who made our Luau for Life dinner and auction such a success.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Letter: America doesn’t need another long, protracted war

Those producing terrorism would prefer to be enemies waging wars, but that distinction should not be given, they are criminals committing crimes.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Letter: Reader addresses tough situation

I am a landlord who owns a building with apartments and established businesses.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Letter: Thanks offered for community’s support

Kudos and thanks to The Mountain Press, friends, neighbors and many visitors to the area who helped us have a very successful yard sale last week. 


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Letter: Downtown group did well with Art Crawl

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Downtown Sevierville Committee.  A wonderful time was enjoyed by many citizens Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Art Crawl, which was held to raise money for Revitalization of the downtown area.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Letter: Fire Department gives safety tips

I’ve been thinking about the leading cause of home fires — cooking — and want to make sure your readers can take simple steps to be safer when cooking.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Letter: Local tea party is not Republican group

I just read your Oct. 3rd article entitled Sen. Alexander speaks to local GOP.  As always, your reporting is spot on accurate with quotes, and described the tenor of the event as it was. However, near the end of the article you wrote “It was for that reason, Osborn said, that Tea Party Republicans should vote for Alexander.”


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Letter: Help remember those killed in ’12 accident

The Mossy Creek Cruzers Car Club and The Diner are hosting the second annual Second Harvest Food Bank Memorial Car Show. It will be held at The Diner on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1-5 p.m. There will be classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, music, a silent auction and door prizes.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Letter: Shooting dog a senseless act of cruelty

I live on Forge Hideaway Loop in Pigeon Forge. Someone who lives on Forge Hideaway Road senselessly shot my brindle and white dog — not yet a year old and weighs a whole 35 pounds.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Letter: Training public employees is key to improvement

Regarding the letter to the editor by Jackie H. Ward in the Thursday, Sept 25, 2014, edition: I must say that Ward is “on to something” when he/she recommends that failure to properly train public employees, then bury their mistakes and pay for them using public money with very little (if any) discipline is not the way to improve things.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Letter: Thanks go out to public servants

To the special people who answer the 911 calls — my husband died almost two years ago. When 911 was called I had help from a policeman in less than five minutes. I do not know his name. There were at least six more helpful guys in about eight minutes.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Letter: Humane Society’s shelter gets cleanup

On Sunday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Aug. 25, a team of volunteers, led by our Special Events Coordinator Bev Brosch, Board Member Martha Gilchrist and volunteer Linda Schlicher went to work scrubbing and cleaning our 40-plus-year-old animal shelter on Gnatty Branch Road.



Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

Letter: TennCare problems aren’t caused by ACA

Recently I was told by a young woman who was encountering obstacles and delays in enrolling her child in TennCare that the problem in doing so was because of The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). This is not true.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Letter: Good Shepherd gets continued support through festival

It was a hot and sultry Saturday, but thanks to many local folks and businesses the Rafting & Rhythm Festival proved to be a cool way to raise funds for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on Aug. 23.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Letter: Pastor offers support for Amendment 1

Dear friends and neighbors, greetings in Christ. This November (only weeks away) we will all be asked to do our civic duty and make informed decisions on leaders and issues that affect our day-to-day lives. I would like to help you make an informed decision on Amendment 1 to our state’s constitution because Christians and the church should speak loudly on the issue of protecting innocent life.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Letter: Too early for all the answers on Feguson

Thank Bill Dayton for me. His letter (Sept. 10, "Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate") was very insightful!


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Letter: LeConte provided excellent service in difficult time

My 95-year-old mother, Polly Cook, passed away September 4, 2014.  Since April 15, she was happy, productive and well-cared for at Dominion Senior Living.  I thank Dominion staff for all they did for my mother and for me.  They are all outstanding in their profession.