• Letters to the editor — Oct. 1, 2014

    Barkley was a success, says Schooler


    The inaugural Barkley Fall Classic has come and gone. This was a tremendous coup for Morgan County in terms of tourism. Those who visited the Visitors Center were in awe of this beautiful building in our county. They stayed in our lodgings, ate in our restaurants, purchased gas, and bought souvenirs to take home. They all promised to return next year for the Barkley Marathon in the spring and/or the Fall Classic.

  • Letters to the editor — Aug. 20, 2014

    To the Editor,

    The Morgan County Rescue Squad is starting its annual photography fundraiser this week and it will be conducted door-to-door. The people working will have a letter from Rescue Squad Captain Neil Noe with his phone number. This letter will explain the project. Please support your rescue squad as you have in the past.


    Thank you,

    Morgan County Rescue Squad

  • Letters to the editor — Aug. 13, 2014

    Haynes thankful for good samaritans


    I would like to take the time to personally say, “chivalry is not dead” with some men.

  • July 23, 2014 — Letters to the Editor

    Reader disturbed by drugs, violence


    My husband and I moved to Tennessee about 15 months ago. We had hoped to spend our remaining years in some sense of peace. We find that our hope is for naught because we moved to a place of drugs, alcohol and fights.

  • July 16, 2014 - Letters to the editor

    Davis: Carroll was good at her job


    As you know, Edd Diden made the decision not to hire Kathy Carroll back as the Elementary Supervisor of Instruction without a reason. As a former employee of the Morgan County Schools Central office I have seen first hand the job that Kathy does for our children.

  • June 25, 2014 - Letters to the Editor

    Guinn: Kilby themes need analysis, further thought

    Dear Editor,

  • May 7, 2014 Letters to the Editor

    Johnson: Edwards won’t cooperate


    I first would like to say, I am really tired of hearing that no one will work with Mr. Edwards. The only one unwilling to work with others is DON EDWARDS? It’s his job to work with everybody and he still refused to do his job. Edwards again and again has drawn the line in the sand.

    Before he took office, he made the decision to not work with me and other commissioners. At his swearing in ceremony, he only invited certain commissioners to come.

  • Money goes to archives, not history

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing about the photo on the front page of last week’s paper. It is a photo of a group accepting a check from  Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

    This article says the check was presented to the Morgan County Genealogical & Historical Society.  I just want to let everyone know that the check was not for the Genealogy Society.

  • Child abuse prevention a success

    Dear Editor,

    CASA of the Ninth Judicial District would like to thank everyone who participated in this years events surround April’s Child Abuse prevention month. We would like to say a special thank you to those who come out on Saturday and held a table and games for the children: American Legion, Department of Children Services, Litter Grant Coordinator Aimie, Redemption Academy, Ridgeview, Salvation Army and Unicorn Fund.

  • Shadden reveals August voting decision


    I thought twice on writing this letter. Mainly because of my family — I don’t want my opinion to affect them. You see, I have dementia. Right now the medication is slowing it down, but who knows for how long. So I figure I would write this while my thoughts were clear.

    When my son, Trevor, moved back to Morgan County, my thought was that, over-all our county was stable. My son is a deputy sheriff and has been there since 2002.