Flooded Roads Still Reported in Camden County

flooded roadWith the additional rain that fell on Thursday (2) night, some roads remain closed in Camden County. Overall, there was not any additional damage. K-R-M-S- News spoke with Camden County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Ron Gentry…

Two roads remain closed, Westwood south of Camdenton due to asphalt washing away and Carol Cave Road in the southeast corner of Camden County due to high water…

Breaking News-Tornado Watch Issued

tornado watchA Tornado Watch has been issued for a portion of the Lake Region for Wednesday (1) night through 12 Midnight.  Camden and Morgan Counties are under the watch.  Possible severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in the area.  KRMS will keep you advised…

Westlake Aquatic Center Sees Increase

westlake aquatic centerA steady month-to-month increase in attendance, especially by seniors and those seeking wellness options has boosted the use of the Westlake Aquatic Center this spring. More than half the pool’s users are senior citizens from Camden County, even counting children and families who come for open swims. Morgan County seniors make up 30 percent of total attendance. Pool use increased this year April to May from 1499 swimmers of various kinds to 1678, which is also a year-to-year increase in attendance from May 2014…

Dropping Marine Fuel Tax to Help Boaters

marine gasMissouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation last week to help boaters receive their marine fuel tax refund easier. The 17-cent a gallon tax fuel distributors have to add to the cost they sell to marinas will be eliminated on August 28th.   This will mean less work for marinas trying to keep track of customers purchases. There are other benefits, as Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association Vice President Kyle Kelly explains…

A boat with a 50-gallon tank will save eight-50 on a full fill up…

Long Time Business on West End Closes

city grill

It is the end of an era for an Osage Beach restaurant. The City Grill and Blue Room after 13 years will shut down for good after tonight (Tuesday 30). It was announced on their Facebook page on Monday (29) they were closing down. The family run operation has seen its share of declining revenues since the Highway 54 bypass was opened. In 2011, revenues were up 15-percent, but after the bypass opened in 2012, revenues dropped by 50-percent. Owner Joey Homm says it is hard to walk away after so many years…

So are businesses struggling on the west side of the Grand Glaize Bridge? Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wendy White says it is hard when a well established business like the City Grill goes away…

The City Grill and the Blue Room will remain open tonight (Tuesday 30) until 1am…

Shepherd Sentenced to Two Decades in Prison

convictionZackary Shepherd was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday (29). Miller County Prosecutor Benjamin Winfrey says Shepherd was charged in September 2014 with First Degree Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, Second Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon following a crime spree that included the theft of a car and the armed robbery of the Jiffy Stop in Eldon. Shepherd entered an Alford plea – meaning the defendant pleas he is innocent of the crime but believes the prosecution has enough evidence to prove his guilt…