Letters to the Editor

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.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Letter: Good thing PF officials are looking out for us

I fully agree with Pigeon Forge city officials’ efforts to protect the family nature of our fair city.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate

The tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 precipitated chaos that leaves divisions drawn but responsibility shared.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: We must vote to fix these problems

In today’s Mountain Press (Sunday, Sept. 7) the readers can note another Obama government power play that is hidden from the public. It seems that the government agency for immigration has “dumped” 88 or more illegal children in Sevier County.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Hispanic church dedicates new building

On January of 2008 in the city of Pigeon Forge, a small group of Hispanics started to gather to receive Bible studies in the Aleman’s Family home.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: Juvenile facility says thanks

On behalf of Director Steve Layman, Lt. Joe Brown and all correctional staff at the Sevier County Juvenile Facility, I would like to thank our friends at the Sevier County Public Library, Townsend Press and all who made the donation of books and videos to our facility possible.

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: People are turning their backs on Christianity

I would like everyone to ask themselves just one question.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Letter: Boyds Creek signaling could be improved

On behalf of the thousands of drivers who travel north on Highway 66 and turn left on to Boyd’s Creek Highway, there is a lot of fuel being consumed while waiting (with no on-coming traffic) to turn on to Boyd’s Creek Highway.

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: Veterans recognition at show was touching

Being residents of Sevier County sometimes means being caught up in all the wonderful activities available to us.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Letter: Savagery, both home and abroad

Recently, our airwaves have been inundated with the savage behavior of the radical Muslim group called ISIS. Their barbaric murders of innocent lives as well as their recent reprehensible beheading of one of our own journalists has turned the stomachs of most here in America who now believe this group of thugs must be exterminated.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

Letter: Why is one death greater than others?

I just do not understand the uproar over a policeman shooting a huge teenager in Missouri.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Letter: Veterans parade is appreciated

On behalf of my fellow Vietnam veterans I wish to thank the city of Pigeon Forge and all the folks involved with the Welcome Home From Vietnam Parade and events held this past week.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Letter: Ethics a problem on Wall Street

I read the interviews of Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) by Maria Bartiromo (anchor and global markets editor at Fox Business Network) for USA Today Aug. 18, where he talked about growth, ethics and the final frontier.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Editorial: Fighting the prescription battle

Last week in U.S. District Court, Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced Sandra Kincaid, a 63-year-old Maryville woman, to serve 470 months in federal prison for her part in a Blount County pill mill operation, the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Letter: Reader takes issue with cartoon

First off, I was pretty offended at the political cartoon, on Aug. 22, depicting the Pilgrims as “undesirables” who came across some border illegally. Totally the wrong picture!

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Letter: Reader laments problems with Gatlinburg trolley system

If the Gatlinburg Trolley System would run as efficiently as the Pigeon Forge System, this letter would not be necessary. To the locals who ride both systems, the difference is as apparent as night and day.