Letters to the Editor

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: Red Cross helped during weather emergency

Due to severe cold weather, snow and power outages for thousands in higher elevations, the Sevier County Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team set up a shelter to assist affected citizens Nov. 1 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: State birding park needs more signage

I read the article in the Mountain Press on Sunday, Nov. 2, regarding hikers getting lost in Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County due to lack of trail markers.



Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Another reader voices feelings on Amendment 1

Educated people know and understand that every abortion kills an innocent human being and that every human being is a person.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Letter: Potential visitor has bad experience

I used to love traveling to Tennessee. In fact, my husband and I took our honeymoon in your great county several years ago. We’ve also rented cabins with friends to enjoy a weekend away.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Letter: It's time for a debate about Obama's policies

Positive, constructive debate has been the backbone of our country since the founding of our great nation.


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.