http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Former fire chief gets five years probation for abuse of public trust http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/former-fire-chief-gets-five-years-probation-abuse-public-trust <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web-helm_sentencing.jpg" alt="Chuck Helm, the former Raywick fire chief, received five years of probation on Dec. 18 in Marion Circuit Court after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust." title="Chuck Helm, the former Raywick fire chief, received five years of probation on Dec. 18 in Marion Circuit Court after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. &quot;Chuck&quot; Helm received five years of probation after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust less than $10,000.</p> <p> Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick reached a plea agreement with the Commonwealth on Nov. 20. Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram approved unsupervised probation for Helm during a Dec. 18 sentencing hearing.&nbsp;</p> <p> Bertram also ordered Helm to repay $20,000 to the Raywick Fire Department over the next seven years as a condition of his probation.</p> Preschool proposal is on the table http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/preschool-proposal-table <p> Marion County Public Schools officials hope to implement a countywide preschool program, and last week, the Marion County Board of Education heard the proposed first steps in that direction.<br /> Superintendent Taylora Schlosser presented the recommendations of the district&#39;s preschool committee to the school board during its Dec. 9 meeting at the Marion County Area Technology Center.<br /> The proposal calls for a four-day per week program that would allow parents of students who don&#39;t meet need-based criteria to pay $15 per day for their children to attend preschool. Fiscal court meets today http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/fiscal-court-meets-today-6 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.</span></p> <p> The agenda for the meeting includes the following:</p> <p> &bull; Minutes of the previous meeting</p> <p> &bull; Re-Appointment of Marion County Water District board member</p> <p> &bull; Directory of services ad in annual &ldquo;Discover Marion County&rdquo; magazine</p> <p> &bull; Presentation on the South Central Kentucky Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky by Bob O&rsquo;Daniel&nbsp;</p> Miles to go http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/miles-go <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_mayor_miles_retiring_pic.jpg" alt="Bobby Miles will be retiring after 21 years as the mayor of Loretto at the end of this year. " title="Bobby Miles will be retiring after 21 years as the mayor of Loretto at the end of this year. " align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> Bobby Miles presided over his final meeting of the Loretto City Commission on Dec. 9, but his legacy after more than 20 years as a city official won&#39;t be forgotten any time soon.<br /> Miles retired from General Electric in 1990, but he wasn&#39;t the type to just sit around the house.<br /> &quot;I&#39;ve always been active and I wanted to keep going. Even though I was retired, I still wanted something to do,&quot; said Miles, 79. &quot;That&#39;s why I become involved in the city.&quot;<br /> Big move http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/big-move <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_open_house_pic_1.jpg" alt="Mary Beam, right, and Lateesha Hazelwood help prepare funnels for reuse at the new Marion County Industries, which is in the former Ken-Mar building. " title="Mary Beam, right, and Lateesha Hazelwood help prepare funnels for reuse at the new Marion County Industries, which is in the former Ken-Mar building. " align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> Slowly but surely, Billy Osbourne&#39;s five-year plan has come to fruition.<br /> When Osbourne became the president of Marion County Association for the Handicapped, he had a goal of building two new group homes and finding a location with more space to house Marion County Industries, which provides work opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.<br /> A third group home is under construction, and Marion County Industries has moved into its new home &mdash; the old Ken-Mar building.<br /> &quot;We had an awful lot of help,&quot; Osbourne said.<br /> Loretto man helps efforts to fight Ebola http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/loretto-man-helps-efforts-fight-ebola <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_ebola_and_ky_air_guard_pic.jpg" alt="Master Sgt. Travis Greenwell, chief of logistics for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group, is deployed to Dakar, Senegal, to support a cargo hub that will funnel humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola." title="Master Sgt. Travis Greenwell, chief of logistics for the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group, is deployed to Dakar, Senegal, to support a cargo hub that will funnel humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola." align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> Air Force Guard Master Sgt. Travis Greenwell recently returned fromo an overseas&nbsp; deployment with the 123rd Contingency Response Group at a forward operating base in Senegal in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.<br /> Greenwell is the son of Jody and Margie Greenwell of Loretto.<br /> He is a 1991 graduate of Marion County High School. He earned an associate degree in 2004 from St. Catharine College.</p> Two deputies receive Medal of Honor http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/two-deputies-receive-medal-honor <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_brief_deputies_receive_medal_of_honor_pic.jpg" alt="From left are Jefferson County Sheriff and President of National Sheriff&#039;s Association John Aubrey, Marion County Deputy Sheriff Tony Belcher, Chief Deputy Sheriff Ray Gardner, Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements and Menifee County Sheriff and President of the Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association Rodney Coffey. Belcher and Gardner were presented with the KSA Medal of Honor on Dec. 11." title="From left are Jefferson County Sheriff and President of National Sheriff&#039;s Association John Aubrey, Marion County Deputy Sheriff Tony Belcher, Chief Deputy Sheriff Ray Gardner, Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements and Menifee County Sheriff and President of the Kentucky Sheriff&#039;s Association Rodney Coffey. Belcher and Gardner were presented with the KSA Medal of Honor on Dec. 11." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> Two Marion County sheriff&#39;s deputies have been awarded the highest honor given by the Kentucky Sheriff&#39;s Association.<br /> Tony Belcher and Ray Gardner were presented with the KSA Medal of Honor on Dec. 11 at the 85th annual KSA conference and banquet. Both were recognized for their response to an incident that occurred May 21.<br /> Upcoming holiday closings http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/upcoming-holiday-closings <img src="http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/sites/www.lebanonenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17-14_brief_holiday_closings.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> The Marion Circuit Clerk&rsquo;s office&nbsp;and the Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas and Jan. 1-2 for New Year&rsquo;s.<br />