Fresh off controversy for investing in IdleAire in conjunction with passing federal funds to boost the company, Mayor Ragsdale may be under review for another business interest.

Although Knoxpatch reporters have been off-duty for quite some time, and clearly rusty, our sources tell us that Ragsdale used County influence to strong-arm Food City to carry the newly revived Kern’s product line. The direct benefit to Mayor Ragsdale for this deal is not yet evident, but the new head baker, Cynthia Finch, states that “It’s not for monetary kickbacks, he just really likes riding the little carousel.”

 

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