High heeled shoes began showing up on poles throughout the city earlier this month, leaving citizens wondering who put them there and what the meaning was. The shoes have been mounted high enough on the pole that it would appear someone would have had to use a ladder or some type of utility truck to mount the shoes on the poles. Although something would have had to been used to assist in mounting the shoes, there appears to be no eye witnesses to the events, so it has been speculated that the shoes were mounted in the middle of the night or during the early morning hours. Additionally, whatever is securing the shoes has kept them secured through several severe thunderstorms.
The Middlesboro City Council addressed the issue of the mysterious shoes at their meeting on Tuesday night.
Council member Bo Green asked Mayor Bill Kelley if there was anything the city could do to remove the shoes. Kelley replied he was already looking into the removal of the shoes. He explained the city had to determine liability over who removed the shoes because the poles were not owned by the city. Once a determination is made on who owns all the poles, the mayor will work with the appropriate organizations to get the shoes removed.
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