Shopper columnist Victor Ashe got a few folks upset with his prediction last week that West Hills residents would get the sidewalk they requested with a 7:30 a.m. walk on Sheffield Drive from Wesley Road to West Hills Elementary School on Vanosdale.
Ashe pointed to safety concerns and support from three members of City Council: Vice Mayor Duane Grieve, George Wallace and Marshall Stair.
Forty years ago, in 1974, the first woman to represent Knox County in the state Senate was elected in November. Her name was Martha Ashe and there is quite a story as to how it all happened in an unplanned way.
She was this writer’s mother and the reader needs to be 60 to have much current memory of the fall campaign in 1974 in Knox County. In fact the full story will take up much of two columns so this story will be continued on Dec. 31.