UPDATE: Bridge for Bearden?

City Councilwoman Brenda Palmer said that Commissioner Jeff Ownby’s drive for a pedestrian cross walk/bridge at Bearden Middle is politically driven.

Ownby said his intentions are pure.

Draw your own conclusions, but here’s another tidbit: Knox County Schools Board of Education 4th District representative Lynne Fugate said she’s heard nothing of any need for a pedestrian bridge. From a phone message left after yesterday’s school board meeting:

No parents have ever contacted me about the traffic or the crossing of students …

and I was on PTA at Bearden Middle School for a couple of years.

… we’re going to keep following this, of course. Stay tuned, as the broadcast set says.

Here’s a video from yesterday showing the school SRO doing his thing there. Four students crossed the road at the end of class.


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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