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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor

    Children’s Center provides gifts to more than 100 families

    To the editor:

  • RE: County animal shelter

     To the editor: 

    I am writing in response to recent allegations against the Campbell County animal shelter Director Betty Crumley.  Many accusations have been made against Mrs. Crumley and many people have behaved badly and in a manner not befitting those of us that simply want to learn the truth.

  • Provide greater access to more sports

     To the editor: 

    As parents, we should be providing as many opportunities for our children as possible. Whether it is academics, athletics or social clubs, any extracurricular activities make for a more disciplined and well-rounded child. We know that it improves their self-esteem, physical fitness and contributes overall to a better community. When children are busy with other activities, they are less likely to get into trouble.

  • Inmate ministry program a saving grace

     To the editor: 

    My daughter is one of the volunteer leaders who was mentioned in the article about the women’s jail ministry. Therefore, I have had the opportunity to visit this jail ministry first hand. By the grace of God, I have never had to face what a lot of these women are facing. Rightly so, they are paying for crimes they have committed, however, they are more than inmates serving time. Above all else they are children of God just like you and I.

  • Historical Society reaffirms policy

     To the editor: 

    The Campbell County Historical Society is a non-profit, tax exempt, IRC 501(c)(3) organization. By law, we are required to be neutral on issues, neither promoting nor lobbying against the beliefs, statements or campaigns of others. Our mission is to service the public and our members in Campbell County or country-wide relative to historical information and artifacts.

  • Telethon a success

     To the editor: 

    We want to thank everyone that was watching the David Russell Heart Transplant Telethon on March 9, on WLAF Channel 12 and those who called in your pledges. We couldn’t have had a successful telethon without you all. We will use the money to pay for things that insurance doesn’t. We want to thank WLAF Channel 12 for the use of your facilities and to Josh and Jason. 

  • LaFollette library refused non-Christian books

     To the editor: 

  • LETTER: Likes the new look of The Press

     To the editor: 

     I read the LaFollette Press! 

    Several weeks ago I was standing at a checkout at a busy convenience store along our four-lane in town. I glanced to my right and sitting on the newspaper rack, I noticed the store had started to carry an international or fancy national paper.

    Much to my surprise, upon closer inspection, I found that the paper was our local LaFollette Press. The look and lay out were attractive and well presented. 

    I bought a copy and read it cover to cover. 

  • LETTER: New flag flying high in Jacksboro

     To the editor: 

    I’d like to express appreciation to Tom Hatmaker, LaFollette Tree Service for his help. This past week he removed and replaced a damaged and badly soiled U.S. flag at the Shell service station on the four-lane in Jacksboro, just west of LaFollette’s city limits. For some time the flag had been dangling by a single connection on a really tall flag pole in front of the station. In a recent conversation with the business owners, they remarked that they had no idea of who to contact to remove the flag.  

  • LETTER: Dump Q&A puzzling

    To the editor: 

    I attended the public information meeting Sept. 10 concerning the proposed landfill in the Duff community. No commissioners from the 5th district were there. 

    To my knowledge, the county mayor was not present. Our state representative stayed about 30 minutes. 

    The audience was allowed to ask questions of the Ketchen Land Company representatives, operators of the dump.

    I left the meeting with many unanswered questions.