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An emergency levy in the amount of 93-thousand dollars has been approved by the Kimberly School Board.  The board said the money was needed because of the additional students registered in the district.  The district superintendent said they chose not to go for the full amount of $200-thousand dollars.

Jerome police are looking for a 28 year old woman who was last seen September 6th.  Ashley Dawn Goodro is described as 5-foot 4 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.  She also goes by the name of Ashley Sellers.  Call the police if you can help with the investigation.

Yellowstone park managers are worried that changing climate in northwest Wyoming is already impacting the national park's key natural resources.  The new report from park rangers says average temperatures in the area are higher than usual, resulting a variety of changes to the ecosystem.  The warmer temperatures are also negatively impacting wildlife.

A U.S. judge has delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts to be held in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen leaves the fate of about 700 bruins in the Northern Rockies in limbo as he considers whether federal protections for the animals should be restored. Christensen already delayed the hunts in Wyoming and Idaho once, with an order that came two days before hunting was set to begin on Sept. 1.

Fire ripped through an entertainment venue in Boise, leaving about 60 percent of the building damaged by flames and water. Boise fire officials say the fire at the concert venue called the Knitting Factory in the downtown area was reported at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Three people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Gov. Butch Otter's budget office says Idahoans may have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year due to major changes tied to the new tax law.  According to the Division of Financial Management on Monday, the state's tax revenue has faced a shortfall for the past two months due to individual income tax revenue failing to meet estimated forecasts.  Millions of American workers started getting fatter paychecks early this year, as employers withheld less money in anticipation of lower income taxes under the law.

In local sports, first to Volleyball, it was Dietrich 3 Hagerman 2, Twin Falls shut out Wood River 3 to 0.  Minico 3 Canyon Ridge 0.  Burley 3 Preston 0.  Filer 3 Kimberly 0.  It was Buhl 3 Mountain Home 1.  Gooding 3 Declo 0, Raft River 3 Glenns Ferry 1.  Lighthouse Christian 3 Castleford 1.  Hansen 3 Community school 0 and it was Carey 3 Camas County 0.

In Boys Soccer, it was a tie game for Canyon Ridge and Jerome with 2 each.  Wood River shut out Mountain Home 5 to 0 and it was Century 12 Minico 0.

In Girls Soccer, Twin Falls outlasted Pocatello 8 to 1.  Jerome 1 Canyon Ridge 0, Preston 12 Burley 0 and Century 7 Minico 0.

Today:  Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 79F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly Clear. Low 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 51 (Mountains: 45)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 77 (Mountains: 71)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 72)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 74 (Mountains: 69)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 72 (Mountains: 66)

 

September 14th: On this day

1934

Born on this day in Brownfield, Texas, was Don Walser, was known as a unique, award-winning yodeling "Texas country music legend." He was known for maintaining a catalog of older, obscure country music and cowboy songs and kept alive old 1940s and 1950s tunes by country music pioneers such as Bob Wills and Eddie Arnold. He died on September 20, 2006.

1958

Born on this day in Harlingen, Texas, was singer-songwriter, Beth Nielsen Chapman who has written many Country hits including: co-songwriter of Faith Hill's "This Kiss", Trisha Yearwood ("Down On My Knees", "You Say You Will", "Trying to Love You"), Martina McBride ("Happy Girl"), Willie Nelson ("Nothing I Can Do About It Now", "Ain't Necessarily So", "If My World Didn't Have You").

1959

Born on this day in Aiken, South Carolina, was John Berry country singer, songwriter, who has recorded over fifteen studio albums, and scored the 1994 US #1 single "Your Love Amazes Me."

1978

Born on this day in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was Danielle Peck country music artist. Her self-titled debut 2006 album produced the Top 30 country hits "I Don't", "Findin' a Good Man", and "Isn't That Everything".

1982

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with Always On My Mind. The album was the Billboard #1 country album of the year for 1982, peaking at the top of the charts for a total of 22 weeks, as well as spending 99 weeks on the chart.

1996

Tulsa honored American Western swing fiddler Johnnie Lee Wills with a street named after him. Johnnie Lee Wills Lane is directly in front of the Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Wills, who died in 1984 was the younger brother of Bob Wills and had also played banjo with Bob as a member of the Texas Playboys.

2003

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.

2005

Property from the estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash raised $1.24 million on the first day of a three-day auction at Sotheby's in New York City. Items sold included a custom-made abalone-inlaid acoustic guitar for $131,200 and an autographed photo of Elvis Presely to June Cash sold for $18,000, a striped prisoner's jacket from Folsom Prison made $6,000.

September 15th: On this day

1903

Born on this day in Maynardville, Tennessee, was Roy Acuff, who became synonymous with the Grand Ole Opry following his 1938 debut. In 1962, he became the first living inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string band and "hoedown" format to the star singer-based format that helped make it internationally successful. He died in Nashville on November 23, 1992 of congestive heart failure.

1960

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams was released in the US, the singer, songwriters seventh studio. Contrary to what the title might suggest, only the first four out of the twelve tracks on the album were written by Williams himself, with most of the others being versions of Cash's self-penned songs.

1975

Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country album chart with Rhinestone Cowboy, the singer, guitarists 30th album. Campbell had heard the song (written by Larry Weiss) on the radio during a tour of Australia and once back in the US decided to record a version.

1981

Born on this day was Andy Gibson American country music singer. He co-wrote "Don't You Wanna Stay", a duet between Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson which reached #1 on the country music charts in 2011.

2003

Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records. She gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene.

2007

Garth Brooks' song, "More Than a Memory" became the first song to debut at #1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart, since the start of the magazine's all encompassing country chart in 1958. It was released as his 51st single and first single from his 2007 compilation The Ultimate Hits.

September 16th: On this day

1946

Born on this day in Hampton, Arkansas, was Wood Newton, songwriter and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1978 and 1979, Newton charted the singles "Last Exit for Love", "Lock, Stock & Barrel" and "Julie (Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?)". He later became a songwriter for other artists, with his credits including Razzy Bailey's #1 single "Midnight Hauler".

1950

Born on this day in Darby, Florida, was David Bellamy, singer, songwriter of The Bellamy Brothers. The duo had success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Starting in the late 1970s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty #1 singles.

1969

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "A Boy Named Sue". The song tells the tale of a young man's quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue, commonly a feminine name, which results in the young man suffering from ridicule and harassment by everyone he meets in his travels.

1974

John Denver was at #1 on the US country album chart with Back Home Again. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), "Back Home Again" (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country), and "Sweet Surrender" (#13 pop, #1 AC). In addition, the studio version of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" appeared on this album.

2003

Sheb Wooley the singer, songwriter and actor best known for his 1958 novelty song "Purple People Eater" died in Nashville, Tennessee. He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.

2016

A total of 30 artists gather to record "Forever Country", a single released in honor of the 50th annual Country Music Association awards. The track featured Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Charley Pride, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others. The song debuted at #1 the week of October 8, the third song to do so since its inception in 2012.