Paris Fire Chief Suspended

There is more trouble for Paris fire chief Kent Morris.

Sources with the city tell us Morris has been suspended with pay for allegedly misusing a city ambulance.

Last year, state police investigated Morris for misusing city funds for personal use.

We're told the Paris city council will meet Thursday to discuss the future of his position.


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  • by OUTSIDE LOOK INSIDE Location: LEXINGTON on Mar 23, 2008 at 06:55 AM
    I THINK PARIS NEED TO GET OUT OF USING THE GOOD OLD BOY NETWORK AND LOOK AT WHAT THE PEOPLE OF PARIS WANT.I DONT LIVE IN YOUR TOWN I JUST WORK THERE THIS IS THE MOST POLITCAL RUN TOWN I HAVE EVERY SEEN THAT GOES FOR THE FIRE DEPT. AND THE POLICE DEPT. JUST LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS DONT WORRY ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE SAY ABOUT ANOTHER OR THERE THEY EAT LUNCH AND HOW MAY THEY ARE AT ONE PLACE.
  • by WKYT Viewer Location: Lexington on Mar 16, 2008 at 06:06 PM
    Hi Charlie. I was glad to see you were able to submit your comments to the March 10th site. Thanks for reminding everyone that we are paying our emergency men and women for what they are willing to do --- Risk their lives. Your view really puts some aspects of the argument that is ensuing in Paris into perspective. Take care and keep up the great work for the citizens.
  • by Charlie on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM
    Found my way there. Thanks again for the offer of help viewer. C.H.
  • by C.Humphries Location: Lex, Paris on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    Sorry viewer. Don't know how to get there. You are more than welcome to post what I wrote. One condition. My name must be associated with the post. I don't want my name hidden. Thanks for the help, and for what you wrote. Charlie
  • by WKYT Viewer Location: Lexington on Mar 15, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    Charlie Humphries you are well known and what you have said is important. Unfortunately, not many folks are looking at this old March 4th story. Therefore your comments may not be seen. I encourage you to submit them to the active March 10th story. Here's how: Please highlight and copy the paragraph you wrote below. Do not include the blue posted by line. Then go to the search box at the top of the page and type in Paris Fire Chief Resigns. Then click the word search. The search will give you a list of stories. Click on the title of the March 10th story which is the current location being viewed by folks. It will take you to the new site. Then paste your paragraph into the comments box and submit them. What you have said is important and would be helpful to those involved. If you have any trouble with this process, please feel free to give me permission to submit your comments to the March 10th site for you and I will be happy to do so. Thanks from a WKYT Viewer.
  • by Charlie Humphries Location: Lexington,Paris on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:42 AM
    I did not think that I would waste my time writing anything on this site. Actually didn't even know how to get here till this afternoon. I also don't know who is reading this blog, if anyone still is for that matter. I do however have a couple of things that I feel need to be said. I hope that people understand that the job of being a Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic, is not your usual 8-5pm job. We don't get paid by piece work, or what goes down an assembly line. We don't get paid for "WHAT WE DO". We get paid for what we are willing to do. Risk our lives. Ask the families of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 in NYC about "lazy" firefighters. Wonder what they would say? One thing is for certain, yesterday is gone. It is best that from this point on, we move foward as brothers and sisters. No one is going to look out for us, except for us. We do need to unite, and remember who it is that we serve, the people of Paris and Bourbon Co. I for one am proud of what we do.
  • by Concerned Location: Paris on Mar 12, 2008 at 03:52 PM
    Since Morris was suspended with pay and resigned to avoid charges should'nt Leigh,who paid his own legal fees to fight his charges which were dropped , get paid for his time off . And if you are reading this Leigh , you should have gone all the way with your hearing , then sued city for what it cost you
  • by AN ON LOOKER Location: BOURBON on Mar 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    IT SEEMS TO ME THAT EVERYONE IS TO WORRIED OUT THE OTHER FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE LEFT. WELL WHO DO U SEE ON THE NEWS? AND WHO IS IT THAT HAS RESIGNED? THATS RIGHT MR. MORRIS! THE OTHER FIRE FIGHTERS NEED TO BE LEFT OUT OF THIS! YOU ALL NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THE PROBLEM AT HAND AND NOT TRY TO CREATE ANOTHER ONE. NO ONE WOULD HAVE SAID ANYTHING IF IT WASNT WRONG. I LOOK UP THE THE PERSON WHO FINNALLY PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN AND DECIDED TO DO THE RIGHT THING. O AND AS FOR THE KARMA! THOSE OF U THRETINING TO WATCH THE FIREFIGHTERS LIKE A HAWK U APARENTLY HAVE NO LIFE.. AND IF YOU ARE GOIN TO TRY AND START TROUBLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEFT.. THEN KARMA WILL FALL ON YOU. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.. BEFORE U BLURT SOMETHIN ELSE THAT IS TOTALLY POINTLESS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH..
  • by Newswatcher Location: Bluegrass on Mar 11, 2008 at 04:12 PM
    If the off-the-record, unofficial, non-dispatched Morris Family Personal Ambulance Run had GONE WRONG, just imagine the legal nightmare the city would have faced??? Morris had no right to place the patient, the city, the citizens or himself in that position. What if the Unofficial Patient had been injuried or died on route? What if the Morris Family Personal Ambulance Run had been in a severe accident? What kind of lawsuits would have arisen from the patient or other victims? Procedures are in place for reasons and must be followed for the protection of all. Simple acts of help may seem harmless on the surface ... but you have to consider the complications if something goes wrong. A strong leader would have used better judgement and dispatched a regular ambulance run. Before you boo hooo for Morris being punished for being a humanitarian knight in a shining ambulance just offering help to a citizen, you need to consider the reality of his lack of following standard procedures.
  • by Just my 2¢ Location: Paris on Mar 11, 2008 at 09:33 AM
    To "Concerned", first of all Paris Police cruisers and ambulances are like apples and oranges. The police officers are allowed to use their vehicles to go to out to eat, school to pickup their kids, pretty much anywhere in town because having the vehicles around makes people feel safer and is proven to deter crime. The problem with the use of an ambulance is that it was used without proper documentation meaning the patient was not going to be charged for the ride, that's nice and all but it is not fair for the rest of us who have to pay for that very expensive ride to the hospital. I'm sure Mr. Morris was just trying to do a favor and help someone out (who probably did not have health insurance to cover the cost) but the point is it is not fair for everyone else. What I don't understand is how Mr. Morris, who has had fingers pointed at him for the last six months or so, would be so careless as to continue to make mistakes like this. If anyone should know the rules, he should!

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