The 78-year-old twins Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner have been celebrities in East Knoxville for at least 20 years, ever since they started the service for the needy known as the Love Kitchen on MLK Blvd. As of this past weekend, they’re national celebrities as well. The live-audience radio program etown—think of a more earnest, philanthropic version of A Prairie Home Companion, a weekly show with music and stories, which is aired on over 200 mostly public radio stations nationwide—regularly bestows an “e-chievement award” (don’t ask us) on “individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.” An interview with Mrs. Ashe shared the bill with musicians Ben Harper and Sonya Kitchell. The show was broadcast, as it usually is, on WUTK 90.3 on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Metro Pulse “Ear”, Vol 16, Issue 20.