Local News

  • Around 100 attend meeting on proposed NGL pipeline

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting Thursday evening at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs), a request by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) and what, if anything, citizens can do about it. 

    The pipeline that has beeen proposed for repurposing to carry NGLs crosses 19.7 miles of Marion County, and about half of the people who attended Thursday's meeting indicated that the pipeline cross their land.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • 21st Century Grant support program and building lease

    • Backup pump for the David R. Hourigan Building

    • Review rough draft of the 2015 -2016 MCDC budget

    • Consider continued support of the Red Cross Heroes Campaign

  • ‘Wildman’ star, show facing lawsuit

    By Larry Rowell

    Landmark News Service

    and Stephen Lega


    An iconic and well-known central Kentucky TV personality is being sued for trespassing and damage to property involving the production of a segment for his TV series.

  • New pipeline project raising concerns

    Gene Lanham doesn’t have to look far to see where the Tennessee Gas Pipeline crosses Marion County. 

    One line cuts across his farmland, just south of the the house where he’s lived most of the past eight decades. Another line crosses about a quarter mile north on the other side of Danville Highway.

  • Pipeline project meeting set for March 19

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty has announced a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Marion County Extension Office about the pipeline issues affecting Marion County.

    The extension office is located at 415 Fairground Road in Lebanon.

  • Second man indicted in drive-by shooting incident

     A second man has been indicted in connection with a drive-by shooting incident reported at 12:13 a.m. Feb. 25.

    Damien L. Yantis, 24, of 1460 Fairground Road in Lebanon was indicted for criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Red Cross telethon is Monday, March 23

     The month of March is Red Cross Appreciation month. As part of the local fund-raising effort, WLSK will host a one-hour telethon from 10 to 11 a.m. March 23. Callers can request a song, dedication, give a shout out to support or recognize a friend or family member or just call to make a donation to support the American Red Cross.

  • City of Lebanon wins condemnation case

    The City of Lebanon has won its condemnation case involving 200 Boldrick Avenue.

    An interlocutory judgment was issued in favor of the City of Lebanon on Jan. 9, and after 30 days the defendant, Rhonda Molden, had not responded. On March 6, Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram issued the final judgment and order in favor of the city.

  • Submit your promposals

     As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?” And, what used to be a simple question has grown to an elaborate and creative undertaking. 

    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.”

  • Tractor pull funding request turned down

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission decided against providing $18,000 for a tractor pull during Ham Days weekend.

    Tom McConnell made his request for $18,000 at the Feb. 9 commission meeting. McConnell and Kevin Fulks are the co-owner of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series.