Today's News

  • Fatalities falling in Kentucky work zones, crashes increasing

    By Stu Johnson
    WEKU News

    As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels.

  • 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.

  • Around 100 attend meeting on proposed NGL pipeline

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's office seeking missing Loretto man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Loretto man who has been reported missing.

    Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto was reported missing by his fiancée late Tuesday evening. Roberts was last seen leaving his residence early Monday morning, March 9. He was last seen wearing a brown Carhart jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

  • Students have missed 10 days due to weather

     Marion County Public Schools have missed 10 days due to the weather this winter, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported during the March 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    And as a result, the district will be using April 6 and 7, which would have been Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break, to make up two of those 10 days.

  • 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.

  • 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.