Copyright 2018 - Lee Family Broadcasting

Friday 062918

A 43 year old Jerome man is expected to make full recovery after being impaled by a large fork on a front-end loader.  Jerome authorities were called to So-Ida commodities near the KOA campgrounds along highway 93.  The person was using the loader to push fence posts into the ground.   He was impaled through his back and abdomen. 

Authorities in Jerome are investigating a hit and run crash Wednesday night.  A motorcycle was traveling near 550 Golf Course Road.  The motorcycle collided with a car that left the scene.  The motorcyclist was seriously injured. 

Chance Amerson, of Filer was arrested Tuesday on meth trafficking charges.  At Amerson's home police recovered just under a pound of meth, nine grams of marijuana, meth pipes and materials needed to manufacture meth pipes, as well as over $2,000 dollars in his wallet.

Leisha Marler A Twin Falls woman out on parole is heading back behind bars after being in possession of meth.  She admitted to officers she smoked meth earlier in the day Tuesday but had not used the syringe.

The switch has been flipped at the new landfill gas-to-energy system at Milner Butte.  That means the methane gas generated by the garbage will be converted to electricity.  Soon the system will produce enough energy for about 2-thousand homes.

Authorities in Idaho Falls say 27-year-old Taylor Ketlinski of Nampa died after being booked into the Bonneville County Jail.  Officials say he died Tuesday morning after deputies noticed him having a medical issue.

Federal officials are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of whoever removed a large sign identifying a wild horse herd area. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the 12-foot sign posted at a remote intersection noted the location of the Saylor Creek Wild Horse Herd Management Area.

A lawsuit accuses an Idaho property management company of fraudulently moving or taking up to $1 million from the property owners it contracted with. The suit alleges Meridian-based Paradigm Property Solutions, LLC took as much as $750,000 to $1 million from property owners' trust accounts and moved it to other accounts without permission.

In local sports, Twin Falls legion baseball – The cowboys are hosting five teams representing four different states in this week’s cowboy classic.  Twin Falls went 2 and 0 on the first day with the cowboys defeating Taylorsville Utah 6 to 1 and the cowboys defeated Durango Post 7 to 3.  The games wrap up Sunday with an 11 o-clock game.  All games are being played at the Skip Walker Field at the College Of Southern Idaho. 



Today:  Partly cloudy. High 75F. (Mountains: 69)Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low near 51F. (MOUNTAINS 45) Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 76F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-15 mph.

Low: 55 (Mountains: 48)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 76)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 77)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 85 (Mountains: 78)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 87 (Mountains: 78)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 91 (Mountains: 82)

June 29th: On this day


Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.



Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “When You're Hot, You're Hot", his most successful on the country charts peaking at #1 for five weeks.


The Country Music Association announced it would add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell.


Mike Curb the founder of Curb Records was honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Canada Post issued the limited edition Anne Murray Stamp. She was recognized along with three other iconic Canadian recording artists: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.


Dolly Parton pulled a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits during the UK festival. The singer was greeted by the biggest crowd of the weekend, with many dressed in Dolly wigs with fake balloon boobs. One flag in the audience read: "Dolly, take me to your bosom."






June 30th: On this day


Born on this day, was Doyle Holly, American musician best known as the bass guitar player of the country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos and for his solo hit songs "Queen Of The Silver Dollar" and "Lila". The Buckaroos had more than 30 Top 40 singles on the country music charts in the 1960s and early 1970s, with 21 #1 hits such as "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail," "Love's Gonna Live Here, “and "Act Naturally." Their sound influenced later artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Derailers and the Desert Rose Band. Holly died on January 13, 2007.


Born on this day was American singer and songwriter Larry Henley. He was best known for co-writing (with Jeff Silbar) the 1989 hit record "Wind Beneath My Wings." He co-wrote with Red Lane "'Til I Get It Right" for Tammy Wynette, later covered by Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers. Other #1 country hits were his songs "Is It Still Over?" (Randy Travis), "Lizzie and the Rainman" (Tanya Tucker), and "He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)" (Janie Fricke). Other songs included "Shotgun rider" for Delbert McClinton; "You're Welcome to Tonight" by Lynn Anderson and Gary Morris; and "The World Needs a Melody" by The Carter Family with Johnny Cash. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on 18 Dec 2014 age 77.


Opryland USA Theme Park and Opryland Hotel opened to the public well ahead of the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted nearly two years later, on March 16, 1974. The opening night, was attended by US President Richard Nixon, who played a few songs on the piano.


Born on this day was Cole Swindell, American country music songwriter known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It" and co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll."


Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer also buried the master tapes to his The Hits underneath the star.


Chet Atkins died after a long battle with cancer. An influential guitarist & producer who helped create "The Nashville Sound," he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys. A stretch of Interstate 185 in southwest Georgia (between LaGrange and Columbus) is named "Chet Atkins Parkway." Clint Black's album Nothin' but the Taillights includes the song "Ode to Chet".



July 1st: On this day


Born on this day in Ashland, Kentucky, was Keith Whitley, country music singer who charted 19 singles on the Billboard country charts, including five consecutive #1’s: "Don't Close Your Eyes", "When You Say Nothing at All", "I'm No Stranger to the Rain", "I Wonder Do You Think of Me" and "It Ain't Nothin'". He died on May 9, 1989, the cause of death was determined to be acute ethanolism (alcohol poisoning).


Patsy Cline made her network television debut on the short-lived television version of the Grand Ole Opry on ABC-TV.


Claude King was at #1 on the Country chart with "Wolverton Mountain." The hit that established his career was a rewrite of the original version by Merle Kilgore, which was based on a real character named Clifton Clowers who lived on the mountain north of Morrilton, Arkansas.


Born on this day was American actress and comedian Melissa Peterman best known for her role as Barbra Jean in the television comedy series Reba.


Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country charts with "Amanda", a song written by Bob McDill and which was also recorded by Don Williams. Taken from his 1974 album The Ramblin' Man, "Amanda" would be Waylon Jennings's eighth solo #1 on the country chart.


Glen Campbell began serving 10 nights in jail along with two years of probation for a November 2003 drink-driving, hit-and-run collision. The 68 year old entertainer was also sentenced to 75 hours of community service and fined $900.


Charles Carr died aged 79. The Auburn University freshman chauffeured Hank Williams on his last ride from Montgomery to a New Year's Eve show in Charleston and then to another concert scheduled for Jan 1st 1953, in Canton, Ohio. He drove to a nearby hospital, where the singer was pronounced dead.