Letters to the Editor

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 11:39 PM

Letter: Cooking is leading cause of home fires

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. 10, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

Letter: Talking points not getting things accomplished for our country

Republicans must think all Americans are gullible. I think only the hardcore Fox-watching or Limbaugh-listening types would buy their claim that the shutdown is caused by the president’s lack of compromise.


Oct. 08, 2013 @ 11:27 PM

Letter: Libraries excited to be back open on Wednesdays

I was elated this morning (Oct. 1) upon reading the first page prominence you gave the story "Libraries to open on Wednesdays." At the same time I wanted to share how all the libraries in our system are more than just a place to pick up books. As the slogan on our website proclaims "Sevier County Public Library System...it's about more than books." I know you and others at the Mountain Press know the wide variety of services, meeting rooms, and programs the county library system offers at all three branches, but I'd like to take a moment to remind your readers of our versatility.


Oct. 04, 2013 @ 11:53 PM

Letter: Kentucky visitor upset with politicians about park’s closure

My family has long-standing plans to travel from several states to join together and take in the beautiful fall foliage that only the Smokies can offer. 


Oct. 04, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

Letter: Nothing fair about Obamacare

Negotiations and concessions work both ways. You must work with the opposition. Bullying your opponents, and name calling solves nothing.


Oct. 04, 2013 @ 11:50 PM

Letter: Reid refusing to negotiate

Harry Reid refused to negotiate with House Republicans and he shut down the government.


Oct. 03, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

Letter: GOP responsible for shutdown


Oct. 03, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

Letter: Bullies' methods victimize Smokies

I was amazed to read the quote by Rep. Phil Roe on the cover of the Oct. 2 edition of The Mountain Press.  How stupid does he think we are?



Oct. 03, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Letter: Same old, same old, reader says

Here we go again! People have forgotten our history again. Let’s look back to President Roosevelt when (he) signed the Social Security Act. History teaches us the Republicans tried everything they could to stop this madness. But as it turned out, it passed the House and Senate. But they still insisted Social Security was a government hand out.


Oct. 02, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

Letter: Drivers, not road, make Chapman Hwy. dangerous

In Saturday and Sunday’s news a letter to the editor and a news article have been written on how dangerous Chapman Highway is.


Oct. 01, 2013 @ 11:44 PM

Letter: Safe Harbor thanks Comedy Barn for successful fundraiser

On behalf of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of The Comedy Barn Theater and Fee-Hedrick Entertainment for designating Safe Harbor CAC, along with the Cherish the Child Foundation to share the proceeds of their First Annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run/Fun Walk held in Pigeon Forge on August 31.


Sep. 28, 2013 @ 11:37 PM

Letter: Officials need to keep pressing on Chapman Highway improvements

Every time I drive on Chapman Highway, I tell myself: Drive at your own risk. A traffic accident can happen anywhere, but Chapman highway has an unfortunate record of fatalities.


Sep. 26, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

Letter: Rep. Roe is doing a great job

I am writing in response to a recent letter to the editor regarding Congressman Phil Roe.


Sep. 20, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

Letter: Safe Harbor thanks 5K sponsors, participants

On behalf of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of The Comedy Barn Theater and Fee-Hedrick Entertainment for designating Safe Harbor CAC, along with the Cherish the Child Foundation to share the proceeds of their First Annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run/Fun Walk held in Pigeon Forge on August 31. 


Sep. 19, 2013 @ 11:43 PM

Letter: Co-chair thanks Relay supporters; announces goal for next year

As co-chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. 52 teams joined in this year’s Relay For Life and raised $320,000 to help save lives, and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, by helping people stay well and get well, and by finding cures and fighting back.


Sep. 14, 2013 @ 11:42 PM

Letter: Reader wants no more of Hillary

Until Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton answers the questions about her role in the death of four brave Americans, two who were abandoned very much alive on a rooftop for eight hours pleading for rescue until they were finally killed by terrorists — eight hours, Hillary, eight hours.


Sep. 13, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

Letter: 9/11 memorial stirred strong emotions

I cried my eyes out on 9/11 watching the NYC memorial. Backed by an officer or firefighter, serving at great risk daily, family members of those murdered read 2,977 names. I will never forget what happened in N.Y., D.C. and Pennsylvania.


Sep. 12, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

Letter: More information needed on school lockdown

I am the parent of two children at Pigeon Forge Primary School. As a teenager following coverage of the Columbine shooting, I imagined what it would be like for a fellow classmate to come into my school with explosives and guns.


Sep. 11, 2013 @ 11:05 PM

Letter: Roe letter writer should look in the mirror

In the paper today (Sept. 5) is a letter from P. Medley that takes Rep. Phil Roe to task!


Sep. 07, 2013 @ 11:43 PM

Letter: Judge made false assumptions in TripAdvisor/Seaton case

I wish to comment on the false assumptions about readers that Judge Karen Nelson Moore delivered on behalf of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Kenneth Seaton brought against TripAdvisor, using the articles written by Jamie Satterfield (Knoxille News Sentinel, Aug. 29) and Jeff Farrell (The Mountain Press, Aug. 29) as my sources.


Sep. 06, 2013 @ 11:56 PM

Letter: Clean atmosphere missing with Clint’s closed

I miss Clint’s Restaurant, before and after the fire.


Sep. 05, 2013 @ 11:16 PM

Letter: Roe’s column would be funny if not so sad

A recent Mountain Press public forum submitted by Rep. Phil Roe would make me laugh if it where not so seriously sad. His statement is word for word from recent email propaganda. I think his article should have been placed in a political column named Statement from Republicans.


Sep. 04, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

Letter: A little perspective needed on Syria

For the past several weeks, the airwaves have been filled with the barbaric chemical slaughter of almost 1,500 innocent Syrian children and adults. It is truly a sickening sight to see.


Aug. 31, 2013 @ 11:26 PM

Letter: Not kneeling during football injury 'classless'

Thursday night Sevierville Middle School hosted Seymour Middle School in football. During the game you had the usual injuries, but the respect shown by Sevierville Coach (Angelo) Raga was anything but usual.