The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 269 ■ September 26, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ $1.25
New details in Keener case
By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
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SEVIERVILLE — Auditors doing their regular annual check of the county’s books apparently discovered money missing from the county clerk’s office that prompted an investigation that turned up about $100,000 worth of unaccounted cash. The first of the official accounts of the events that led County Clerk
Joe Keener to resign his post likely won’t be released for three or four more weeks, but some of those with knowledge of the probes have revealed what they’ve learned about what the researchers have found. They say the financial check-up revealed a little more than $2,000 missing from the office’s bank account for the 2009-10 fiscal year, prompting the two regular auditors to call in reinforcements.
That move was apparently made even though Keener offered and made repayment for the missing cash, the courthouse staffers say. It’s not clear if he did so using his own money or funds from the account. Their suspicions raised by that red flag, the four special investigators went over every number in the books for the clerk’s office with a fine-toothed comb. While their search of previous years turned
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Smokies gearing up for spike in tourism
Mountain Life, Page B1
By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
Lawsuits may increase Court ruling makes it easier for workers to sue Page A6
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Obituaries Delia Lydia Hernandez Archie J. King, 78 Tammy E. King, 47 Harold Krombholz, 90 Don MacPherson, 70 Jeff Saas, 44 DETAILS, Page A4
Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-12 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . B5 Comics . . . . . . . . . B7-10 Classifieds . . . . . . B11-13
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up no other missing money, it was a rare look into the current fiscal year that discovered real problems. Those who spoke about the investigation did so under condition of anonymity because the investigations are still ongoing. They think Keener simply got in over his head financially, a belief they say is supported by a lawsuit filed
The Foothills Parkway is a popular route for travelers looking for a peek at fall colors during the autumn months.
After a brief lull in tourist season, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is gearing up for one of its busiest months for outside state visitors. “June, July, August and October are our busiest months,” said GSMNP spokesperson Nancy Gray. “We could have an increase (of tourism) over the past years, but that’s yet to be seen. It’s usually concentrated in the latter weeks of October, which is fall’s peak, and the weekends get really busy. We have seen more people than usual at the first of November in the past couple of years.” Of the 9 million visitors the park receives annually, more than 1 million visitors come in October along with June, July and August. According to a visitor study, the most common outside states from which visitors come to the park are Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Ohio. “There are ranger programs, camping, hiking — anything that gets people out of their car,” Gray said. “Then again, people love to sight-see from their car. They can cover more mileage than on foot.” See Rush, Page A4
Cooler weather, more colors expected soon By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer A recent taste of cooler weather in the Smokies has locals wanting more — and a report from the National Weather Service in Morristown says we just might get it soon. “Temperatures are expected to be below normal for early October, with precipitation above normal,” said Tod Hyslop, NWS meteorologist. “Winds will be coming from the north as the trough (an elongated area of low pressure) migrates. The jet stream is going to become more active as we go into fall.” The spotting of fall colors has already begun, but Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokesperson See Colors, Page A4
Cades Cove sees an increase in visitors looking to take in the awesome views of fall color.
Knoxville resident winner in Shark Race
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By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
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Gatlinburg Special Events Coordinator Jon Elder, left, announces the winner of the Great Gatlinburg Shark Race as United Way Executive Director Tom Newman holds the $10,000 with Paula Maples’ name on it.
GATLINBURG — As Paula Maples rearranged the boxes that contain her life Saturday afternoon in the new apartment she’s moving into in Knoxville, she had no idea a little red piece of rubber and some favorable currents had just made her $10,000 richer. Maples is the human
behind the winning shark in the seventh annual Great Gatlinburg Shark Race, netting her the cash prize and a big surprise as she drove to Target to get a few essentials for her new place. “My family has been here all day helping me move and I actually completely forgot the Shark Race was today,” Maples See race, Page A5
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Only slight increase in county unemployment By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer The longest recession since the Great Depression may have been declared officially dead this week, but that didnâ€™t stop Sevier Countyâ€™s unemployment rate from taking a latesummer trip north. The number increased a slight 0.2 percent between July and August, landing at 8.4 percent for the latter month according to preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. While the increase, which in itself is a curious thing, may be bad news, thereâ€™s still reason to think it indicates good things for Sevier Countiansâ€™ hope of economic recovery. The figure must be examined in context because it actually represents only a very small number of people losing jobs. Of the 50,500 workers the state department estimates live in Sevier County, the 0.2 percent increase in the rate equals out to only 20 people now being out of work. On top of that, the number crunchers in Nashville shifted their estimate of how many people there are in the local labor force down between the two months, dropping it from 51,560 to that 50,500. Thatâ€™s a loss of 1,060 people and a move that means the 20 jobs lost show up as a bigger percentage than they would have under the
Even with the increases, both Knox and Sevier counties landed on the list of those areas with the 10 lowest rates in the state, while Blount Countyâ€™s decrease helped bump it up that slate. The roster is topped by Lincoln (6.4 percent), Williamson (7.0), Blount and Knox counties. Sevier County, meanwhile, is barely hanging onto the top 10, coming in at No. 10. Across the state, 38 counties have rates between 5 and 10 percent, while 57 have numbers higher than that but lower than 20 percent. Between July and August, the figures decrease in 46 counties, increased in 33 and stayed the same in 16. That combined to keep the stateâ€™s non-seasonally adjusted number steady at 9.6 percent. That was only slightly worse than the national number of 9.5 percent.
thatâ€™s provided by a little reflection. Comparing the current yearâ€™s numbers to last year, the county is still in better shape than it was, down nearly a full 1 percent from August 2009â€™s rate of 9.3 percent. That fact continues a trend started several months ago in which the numbers have been lower year to year for the first time in the recession, an indicator that things, despite the small bump in the August rate, are likely actually improving here. Among the countyâ€™s neighbors, Augustâ€™s results were pretty mixed, with Blount Countyâ€™s rate down 0.3 percent to 7.5 percent and Cocke Countyâ€™s up 0.2 percent to 11.9. Jefferson County experienced a 0.3 percent bump up in its figure, which stood at 11.4 percent in August, and Knox County also had a slight increase, up 0.1 percent to 7.6 percent. old estimate. The rateâ€™s upward move could very easily be considered something of an anomaly for a variety of reasons. For one thing, the areaâ€™s economy is typically booming between the two months that represent the end of the busiest part of the tourist season. Secondly, thereâ€™s very rarely an increase in unemployment between the two months based on previous data from the state. On top of all that, thereâ€™s the fact that sales tax receipts for the area
are actually up considerably this year, which should mean that business is good. Given that, it seems Some economists are suggesting businesses have learned to work slimmer and have become gun shy in the face of the economyâ€™s incredible plummet, an idea that could explain the local rise in unemployment. Perhaps the jobs were shed as managers looked to make their
operations as efficient as possible moving into what many feared could be yet another dismal autumn and winter. Additionally, there are national signs that unemployment figures have been bolstered in recent months by the ending of census jobs and a decrease in stimulus spending. Whatever might explain the situation, there is still some good news to be found in Augustâ€™s numbers
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Dentists sought for free medical clinic at Bristol JOHNSON CITY (AP) â€” Organizers of a free Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps weekend clinic at Bristol are trying to recruit dentists, partly to help job seekers who say itâ€™s tough to find work toothless or with rotten teeth. Organizers of the TriCitiesâ€™ first RAM clinic, set Oct. 8-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway, told the Johnson City Press that very few dentists have volunteered. The clinic will offer free medical, dental and vision care. A Tri-Cities RAM committee member, James Watson, said some of the Knoxville-based nonprofit groupâ€™s free clinics in other communities have been canceled due to dentists not participating. Watson said the TriCities clinic is not in jeopardy â€œbut it is in danger of not being able to meet the
dental needs of the patients who come.â€? He said 80 percent of patients are seeking dental services. â€œWeâ€™ve had people come to RAM events and say that prior to the event, they werenâ€™t even able to get a job because they had no teeth or the teeth they had were rotted out. And these are people in their 20s and 30s,â€? Watson said. â€œThe impact that dentists can make with this population is tremendous.â€? Dental services include cleanings, fillings and extractions. RAM provides 74 dental chairs and the associated equipment. â€œAll we need is for some of our local dentists to volunteer their time,â€? Watson said. RAM officials expect there will be more than 2,000 patients, which means at least 30 dentists are needed.
City to begin leaf collection Oct. 4 Submitted Report The Sevierville Public Works Department announces that the leaf collection period will begin Oct. 4 and is scheduled to conclude Jan. 28. Residents may choose either of the following leaf collection alternatives. Direct any questions to the Public Works Department at 4294567. Bagged leaf collection: The department will collect bagged leaves citywide on a weekly basis. There will be no set day. Residents may call and
request a work order be completed or simply place bags at curbside. Vacuum leaf collection: The department plans to be in each neighborhood every two weeks. The city has been divided into three sections. Once crews make a complete sweep of the city they will start over. No special pick-ups will be made. Tips for vacuum collection: Rake leaves in rows no more than three feet wide. Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles. Remove limbs, rocks, and other debris. Do not place leaves in street.
Oktoberfest coming to Ober Gatlinburg Submitted Report GATLINBURG â€” Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. Oktoberfest returns to the resort to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany. Ober Gatlinburg will have activities Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October. The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform at 1, 4 and 6 p.m.
Ober Gatlinburg has announced plans for its Oktoberfest celebration during the five weekends of October.
every weekend. Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s. Oktoberfests have been held in Munich for 200 years with the exception of wartime. As immigrants from Germany came to North America, smaller Oktoberfests sprouted up in their communities. For more information call 436-5423 or visit www.obergatlinburg. com.
Earlier date set for churchâ€™s pig roast Submitted Report SEVIERVILLE â€” The meals that have been featured at St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Churchâ€™s pig roast for 14 years will also be available as an autumn barbecue dinner this year. â€œWe wanted to put a new twist on this event,â€? said Linda Devereoux, who is chairing the event. The autumn barbecue of slowcooked, smoked pork is set a little earlier this fall than usual: Oct.
8. A full dinner will be served that evening at the church at 345 Hardin Lane. The meal, from 6-8 p.m., costs $8 and includes the pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, potatoes and peppers, and dessert. However, there is not much time left to order dinner tickets. Advance tickets are available from church members or by calling the church at 4530943. Orders should be placed by Friday, Oct. 1.
As they have done for the past 14 years, members of St. Josephâ€™s congregation will spend most of the night before the event tending the barbecues that slow-cook the pork. The sauce is a secret recipe that has evolved over the years. In addition to the meals, persons can buy whole barbecued pork shoulders for $30. They should also be ordered by Oct. 1. Proceeds will benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.
Knoxville center opened to help with bridge detour Submitted Report KNOXVILLE â€” The Tennessee Department of Transportation has opened TDOTâ€™s new Henley Bridge Project Community Center. The center will provide a central location for people to obtain information about the project, to learn more about the detours around the bridge closure and to
receive updates on work to repair the bridge. The new center is located at 220 E. Blount Avenue across from the old Baptist hospital and will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. â€œWe know the importance of preserving this historic bridge while also communicating with the traveling public about
the process, detours and what they can expect during the closure,â€? TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely said. â€œWe will attempt to maximize pre-closure information to enable motorists to map out detours ahead of time.â€? TDOT is working to finalize a contract for the $24.6 million recon-
struction of the Henley Bridge, with completion prior to June 30, 2013 and a maximum bonus of $1 million for completion by Dec. 31, 2012. A Web site has been created to find out more about the project and the detours: www.tn.gov/ henley. Follow project updates at www.twitter. com/HenleyBridge.
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Obituaries In Memoriam
Archie J. King Archie J. King, age 78, of Knoxville, formerly of Pigeon Forge, passed away peacefully Friday, September 24, 2010. Mr. King was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge and a current member of Southside Baptist Church. He retired from FHWA and the National Park Service. He was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by parents, Victor and Lula King, sisters, Lee, Thelma, Mae, Blanche, Rhonda, and Faye. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lorene; son, Stephen J. and wife Terri; daughter, Karen Whitmire and husband Wendell; grandsons, Andrew and Katie King, Adam King, Will Whitmire, Ben and Nicole Whitmire; granddaughter, Kristin Whitmire; brothers, Glenn, Ray, Bob, and Melvin King. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9805, Knoxville, TN, 37940. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in Atchleyâ€™s Smoky Mountain Chapel in Pigeon Forge with Rev. Ray Gresham officiating. Interment to follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Delia Lydia Hernandez Delia Lydia Hernandez, infant child of Rosa Delia and Carlos Hernandez, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. The Hernandez family is a part of the First Baptist Church Hispanic Ministries. In addition to her parents, Delia is also survived by her sister, Vicky Hernandez, age 11. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at Atchleyâ€™s Smoky Mountain Chapel with Rev. Miguel Videla officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Don MacPherson Don MacPherson, 70, of Gatlinburg, died peacefully in his home on Sept. 20, 2010 surrounded by his family. Survivors: wife, Pat; daughters, Kimberly MacPherson and Jennifer and son-in-law, Laurence Evans; four grandchildren; son, Chris MacPherson; sister, Sandi and husband Art Peterson; brother, Richard and wife Ann MacPherson; several cousins; his Sweet Fanny Adams Family. Don passed away from head and neck cancer, therefore, in lieu of flowers, donate to any cancer organization.
A Celebration service will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
Harold L. Krombholz Harold L. Krombholz, 90 of Sevierville, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. He was born in Wisconsin in 1920. He was a graduate of Lee Edward High School in Asheville, N.C. and married Mary Kuykendall, from Asheville, in 1942. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving 1943-1946 in the Pacific Theater and participated in the staging for the Phillipine Invasion. He retired after 30 years from Smurfit Stone Container.He was a member of First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge. Survivors: son and daughterin-law, Michael and Donna Krombholz; granddaughter and husband, Carrie and Paul Zimmerman; grandson and wife, Troy and Susan Krombholz; two greatgrandchildren; brother-in-law and wife, Buddy and Kathy Kuykendall of Sevierville; two nephews; numerous extended family. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Sunday with funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. in Atchleyâ€™s Smoky
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Tamberia (Tammy) E. King Tamberia (Tammy) E. King, age 47, of Knoxville died of cancer (Sarcoma) Friday, September 24, 2010. She was a member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Knoxville. She was a registered respiratory therapist at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge for 22 years, and had a special bond with her co-workers. She enjoyed hiking with her dad and spending time on the front porch at her parentsâ€™ house. Tamberia loved her dogs: Tucker, Lulu, Joey, Peanut, and Bindi. Survivors: life partner, Lisa A. Gordon; daughter, Jaymi Lynn Walker; grandchildren, Keegan, Olivia and Madeline Walker, Trey Bailey; parents, Gary and Mary Helen (Sandra) King; special aunt and uncles, Jack and Gerri LaForge and Duane Rolen, and several other special aunts and uncles; special friends, Karol Gillespie, Terri Holder, James Laux. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 4-6:45 p.m. Monday with a service to follow at 7 p.m. at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour with The Rev. Taylor Dinsmore and The Rev. Cal Calhoun officiating. Family and friends will leave Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in procession to Dockery Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, Tennessee 37865 (865)577-2807.
in Cocke County earlier this year against Keener. In it, a man he partnered with on several investments claims he was misusing funds out of a joint bank account they held, re-appropriating the funds for his own use. That, they say, may have prompted him to try borrow cash from the clerkâ€™s office coffers, though they still insist they canâ€™t imagine he didnâ€™t mean to pay it back. They also acknowledge the intention to repay the money doesnâ€™t make what Keener reportedly did any less of an offense. Whatever the case may be, the auditorsâ€™ work reportedly uncovered nine separate days in July and August when the full receipts from the office were not accounted for, with the total amount of cash missing apparently somewhere around $100,000. The officials and courthouse staffers, all of whom say they still consider Keener a friend, say they think he meant to repay the cash and only got into trouble because the auditors looked at the books for two months he didnâ€™t think theyâ€™d see for another year. While Keener hasnâ€™t specifically admitted to anything publicly, the resignation letter he submitted to County Mayor Larry Waters late last month alluded to
mishandled money. â€œFirst, I want to apologize to the people of Sevier County,â€? Keener wrote. â€œThat I did not live up to their expectations is a source of heartache for me and my family. I cannot adequately explain it; however, I can apologize and take immediate steps to do the right things, which are to resign and ensure all funds are accounted for and properly deposited.â€? Later in the note Keener acknowledges â€œan audit raised questions about the handling of certain receiptsâ€? and says he has â€œdone everything in (his) ability to ensure that all funds are accounted for and properly deposited.â€? Those with knowledge of the circumstances insist no one else in the office had a hand in the goings-on, insisting Keener had control of the departmentâ€™s bank account and dismissing suggestions that someone else on the clerkâ€™s staff may have been involved. They say theyâ€™re confident those who are still in the office had no knowledge of the missing money, nor should they have since the clerk is in charge of the account. As for those who remain in the office, theyâ€™ve been given a clean slate by the auditors, who zeroed-out the department the day after Keener left and the reins officially passed to Chief Deputy Clerk Karen Cotter.
Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge. The Rev. Tim Dunahoo will officiate. Entombment will follow the service in the Garden Mausoleum of Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens, Pigeon Forge. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Jeffrey Scott Saas Jeffrey â€œJeffâ€? Scott Saas, 44, of Sevierville died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Jeff was born Jan. 4, 1966 in Trenton, N.J. and Tennessee became his home at the age of four. He was a 1984 graduate of Sevier County High School where he was active with the school newspaper, especially for his cartoons. He worked at Hurd Lock in Greeneville, Tenn. upon graduation. He moved back to Sevierville and worked at several local restaurants and Smoky Mountain Vending Company.
Survivors: parents Richard L. â€œRickâ€? and Josephine â€œJoanâ€? Saas of Sevierville; brother Richard T. Saas; sister, Michele A.C. Saas; two nephews; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Please make memorial donations in Jeffâ€™s memory to the Santa Fund, c/o The Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4810, Sevierville, TN 37864. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Father Reagan Shriver officiating. Interment will follow in Atchleyâ€™s Seymour Memory Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sevierville Police Department and the Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday with a Rosary service at 7:45 p.m. at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
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Thereâ€™s plenty to enjoy at the park this fall, Gray said, including the new information center on Clingmanâ€™s Dome and various facility improvements. Area events this fall include the National Gospel and Harvest Celebration, set for Oct. 1-30 at Dollywood; the 15th Annual Pigeon Forge
Harvest Fest, set for Oct. 1-31; Seviervilleâ€™s Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival through Oct. 31; the Gatlinburgâ€™s Craftsmenâ€™s Fair, set for Oct. 7-23 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center; Gatlinburgâ€™s Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, now through Oct. 31; and Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, Oct. 1-31. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/grsm, www.visitseveirville.com, www.mypigeonforge.com or www.gatlinburg.com.
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