Ragsdale may reap what he sowsKnox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale loves to throw mud at his political opponents whether there is truth to the mud or not. He also has never cared whether the dirt that he and his operatives sling at their opposition is politically relevant or not. You reap what you so, the Scriptures tell us-and in Mike Ragsdale's case, his sins do find him out.
The World received a note this morning from a confidential source that the Mayor has apparently been carrying on a "hot and sizzling" extramarital affair with Knox County Director of Neighborhoods Alison Wagley. The source also informed us that Sandra Clark may break the story in the next edition of the Halls Shopper, but as yet that remains to be seen (we hope The Shopper does put this story in print).
We've also been told that the major news outlets are aware of this story but they do not want to be the ones to break it. It will be very interesting to see if Gene Patterson has anything to say about the story if and when the Shopper actually breaks it. Normally, we wouldn't bother with a story like this, but if this proves to be corroborated there is a certain justice in it. The man who loves to trash the reputation of others and destroy his political opponents could be brought down by his own sin, sleaze-and yes, shortsightedness.