Presley in Court Today

litton presleyA Morgan County man found guilty of murder and child abuse will be sentenced today (Friday). Thomas “T.J.” Presley was found guilty in January for the 2012 beating death of 3 year old Blake Litton. Presley attempted to cover up the murder by telling police the child was the victim of a hit and run driver. An autopsy later revealed the toddler had been beaten to death. Presley will learn his fate this afternoon and faces up to life in prison. The child’s mother, Jamie Litton is also facing murder charges in connection with the case and is scheduled to go on trial in August.

Rocky Mount Sewer Grant Given Go Ahead


A $3 million dollar grant for the Rocky Mount sewer project has been approved. The Sewer District’s Chairman Red Jennings credits the support of residents, the board along with the ongoing direction and technical advice from Schultz Surveying and engineering for seeing the project thru. The grant money will help fund the first phase of the project. The Rocky Mount Sewer District encompasses about 1,900 homes in Morgan County on the eastern side of the Gravois Arm. In 2004, voters approved $24 million dollars in revenue bonds to fund construction of the system.

Missouri Facing Funding Issues

MODOT2Missouri is facing a big problem with transportation funding. MoDot is responsible for maintaining 34-thousand miles of roadway and want to make investments on about one-forth of those roadways. MoDot needs additional funding in order to keep what they call paved roads from turning into gravel like roadways. Bob Lynch with MoDot says the situation is dire…

A bill has been introduced that proposes a two-cent per gallon fuel tax increase for three years to help fund the state’s transportation system…

Camdenton Police Department Report on

camdenton police logoEleven people are facing various charges by the Camdenton Police Department. According to their weekly report, 26 year old Katie Bianco of Lake Ozark is facing charges of stealing animals and endangering the welfare of a child while 22 year old Dillon Monroe of Camdenton was charged with tampering, property damage and trespassing. 29 year old Kendell Bellamy of Linn Creek is facing charges of DWI and possession of Marijuana and 55 year old Brian Lewis of Camdenton has been charged with assault. Two others are facing charges of possession of Alcohol by a minor; one individual has been charged with supplying alcohol to minors and two others are facing charges of stealing.

OSAGE BEACH CITY HALLThe old Chinese Restaurant located on the Osage Beach Parkway next to the airport is in the process of being torn down. City Administrator Jeana Woods says this is something they’ve been planning on doing for quite some time.

Woods says the city was able to obtain an Aviation grant thru the state which paid for 90% of the amount needed to purchase the land and also demolish the old building.

Camden County Water District Wants to Merge Ozark Shores

lake ozark signPublic Water Supply District Four of Camden County has filed a joint application with the Ozark Shores Water Company for approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission for the District to Acquire Ozark Shores. General Manager John Summers tells KRMS the advantages of consolidating…

The District was formed in 2002 by voters of Horseshoe Bend, providing water and sewer service…

Camdenton Teacher of the Week

Richardson     This week’s Camdenton Lakers Teacher of the Week is Dawn Richardson.  Richardson has worked very hard at diversifying her teaching strategies to meet the needs of her students.  The last benchmark assessment in iReady demonstrated the student benefit to these efforts!  In fact, 80-percent of her first grade students scored on or above grade level in reading.  Richardson has also found a great way to display the daily objective along with the learning activity…