“E-Waste” Recycling Project

As a service to the community, the United Methodist Men (UMM) at the 1st United Methodist Church, 200 Carr Street in Fulton will accept “E-Waste” on Saturday, March 4th between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  The types of scrap being accepted for recycling include:  Computers, Flat Screen Monitors, Printers, Other Computer Accessories, Cellphones and Smartphones. The rules imposed upon us by the recycler state that CRT (tube type) Monitors will be accepted for a $5 charge each. Unfortunately, they also state, televisions WILL NOT be accepted for recycle.

A period of time has passed since the UMM promoted this recycling effort and we worked diligently to put a program together this year.  Unfortunately, the rules stated above are imposed upon us by the recycler.  The UMM organization offers this as service to the general community and we encourage your participation.

Please bring items to be recycled to the rear of the church.  There is an alley that leads from 2nd Street at the rear of the main church building.  Members of the UMM will be there to assist in any way needed. 


Kayser Automotive to Add 100 Jobs in Fulton

commonwealth of kentucky

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Governor’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Woody Maglinger
502-564-2611
[email protected]

Jack Mazurak
502-782-1965
[email protected]

Kayser Automotive to Add 100 Jobs in Fulton with $26 Million Investment

In agreement benefitting employees, companies and communities, candle manufacturer MVP Group to move operations to Mayfield, allowing vehicle parts supplier to lease existing building

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2017) – With an agreement in place to benefit two Western Kentucky manufacturers and communities, Gov. Matt Bevin today announced A. Kayser Automotive Systems USA plans to hire 100 additional employees as it expands into a facility next door to its current plant in Fulton.

Making the $26 million expansion possible, the building’s current tenant, MVP Group International, will move its 69 current jobs to its nearby plant in Mayfield, where it will and consolidate its manufacturing of scented candles.

“Our administration is dedicated to establishing pro-business policies at every level,” said Gov. Bevin. “We are excited for both Kayser Automotive and MVP Group as they move forward with this significant expansion. We anticipate more companies will follow in their footsteps as we work with national, regional, county and community level partners to pave the way for every business in Kentucky to prosper.”

The 60,000 square-foot building will allow Kayser to increase manufacturing and warehousing space for a variety of mechanical and passenger-cabin automotive parts. The facility could open this spring.

“Expanding our current facility in Fulton, Ky. is the best solution for Kayser Automotive Systems, Fulton County, the surrounding communities, as well as the State of Kentucky,”  said Kayser Automotive Systems CEO Stefan Schutte. “Due to fast increasing business, we outgrew our current facility and needed space to meet our customer’s demands. Expanding in Fulton not only enables us to be efficient using existing infrastructure but also capitalizing on one of our most treasured assets, our dedicated employees.”

Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH, a German family owned business for over half a century, announced plans in 2013 to build the Fulton plant, its first U.S. facility to serve automakers and tier-one suppliers in the U.S.

The Fulton facility employs about 60 people in manufacturing and assembling plastic injection-molded and metal parts. Products include fuel tank components, engine and under-hood parts, such as activated charcoal canisters, valves, lines, filters and vent ducting, as well vehicle interior components. Kayser Fulton specializes in development and production from 3D simulation to detailed manufacturing to comprehensive testing, all using the latest technologies.

MVP Group, based in Charleston, S.C., designs and manufactures private-label and branded candles, candle accessories, home fragrance products and decorative accessory gift products for major retail customers worldwide.

By moving its Fulton County employees and production resources to Mayfield, the company expects to increase efficiency while preserving jobs.

“This is a potential win for everyone involved,” said Rodney Bohannon, vice president and general manager of MVP Group. “As always our customers and employees are of utmost importance. Having all of our resources under one roof will enable us to be more efficient and cost competitive, which is key in today’s environment.”

The complex deal took months to assemble, and includes modification various existing financial incentives and jobs-related agreements, equipment purchase plans and relocation logistics.

Parties involved include representatives from both companies, county economic development groups, the Delta Regional Authority, local elected officials and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. A memorandum of understanding was signed recently, detailing the plan.

Sen. Stan Humphries, of Cadiz, who represents both Fulton and Mayfield, said the investments and jobs will fortify each community and the entire region.

“As a result of these investments by MVP Group and Kayser, we’ll not only see more direct economic activity, but ripple-effect jobs and spending, too,” Sen. Humphries said. “So many individuals and organizations collaborated to make this expansion and relocation a reality. They deserve thanks and recognition for their commitment to preserving and creating new jobs while simultaneously strengthening Western Kentucky’s business community.”

Rep. Steven Rudy, of Paducah, represents Fulton. He welcomed the investments in Western Kentucky.

“These two companies recommitting to their Western Kentucky communities and employees – as well as bringing new business activity to the region – is an example of economic development done in true Kentucky style,” Rep. Rudy said. “In this scenario, everyone stands to gain, including the employees, companies and communities.”

Rep. Richard Heath, of Mayfield, welcomed the MVP Group jobs to Graves County and additional activity for the region.

“It’s a good day any time you can bring together a plan that benefits key industries, local communities and so many area residents,” Rep. Heath said. “With this announcement both Graves County and our neighbors in Fulton County will see jobs added in the new year as well as the promise of additional economic activity. I applaud everyone involved for making these reinvestments possible.”

To encourage investment and job growth in the region, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in July 2013 preliminarily approved Kayser for tax incentives up to $3 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. and up to $40,000 in tax incentives through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act. It is anticipated the company’s incentive agreement will be modified at the time of final approval to reflect the additional investment and job growth.

Both MVP Group and Kayser can receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network. Through the Kentucky Skills Network, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives. In fiscal 2016, the Kentucky Skills Network provided training for nearly 95,000 Kentuckians and 5,000 companies from a variety of industry sectors.

For more information on Kayser, visit www.kayser-automotive.com/en/. To learn more about MVP Group, go to www.mvpgroupint.com.

Detailed community profiles for Fulton and Graves counties can be viewed athttp://bit.ly/FultonCoKy and http://bit.ly/GravesCo.

Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at [abe/bulletins/738487/www.ThinkKentucky.com]www.ThinkKentucky.com. Fans of the Cabinet for Economic Development can also join the discussion on Facebook or follow on Twitter. Watch the Cabinet’s “This is My Kentucky” video on YouTube.


“Cram the Cruiser” Food Drive

Fulton Police Department

“CRAM the CRUISER”

FOOD DRIVE

Drop off Nonperishable Food items at One of the following Locations:

Food Rite (December 10th & 11th)

Walmart (December 17th & 18th)

Fulton Police Department (December 10th thru 20th)

ALL DONATIONS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO

FAMILIES IN NEED BY THE KEN-TENN FOOD BANK


Shop Small Business In The Twin Cities

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 26
SHOP SMALL IN THE TWIN CITIES
AND YOU COULD WIN
$500 BUCKS!

Shop at any small, independently-owned business in the Twin Cities on Small Business Saturday and save your receipts!  Bring your receipts to the Chamber office in South Fulton  by noon on Tuesday, Nov 29th.  For every $100 you spend, your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win $500 in Chamber Bucks!
SHOPPING LOCAL PAYS OFF! 

Police Honor Cancer Awareness No Shave November

no_shave_november_icons_by_sporkystock-d83rciuThe Fulton Police Department will be participating in the No-Shave November. This is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in-order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Please help and donate to your local cancer foundation. These donations will help to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.

Chief Terry Powell

Fulton Police Department


Remember our Veterans

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

  • In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  • Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

The brave men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children and grandparents. They are friends, neighbors and coworkers, and an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the current veteran population of the United States.

  • 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
  • 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • 2 million veterans are women.
  • 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975).
  • 5.5 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II (1941-1945), about 620,000 are still alive.
  • 2 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million), Texas (1.7 million).
  • The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.

Help Find The Lost Elf

HELP US FIND THE LOST ELF
The Hunt Begins
 NOVEMBER 16th!
1st Clue out in the Fulton Leader.
2nd Clue will be given out
on the Noon News on KYTN 104.9 & Mix 101.3
then each Monday starting Nov 21st.
Find the Elf and win $400!
Event Sponsored by the FULTON TOURISM COMMISSION

Fulton Fire Department Recruiting

 

 

The best part of waking up is jumping in a fire truck. Join our team today as we are needing volunteers to keep our community safe. Think about what if you called an no one answered the call.  Make the call today fires don’t wait and neither should you.

Call 270-472-1422 for more info or click here to submit an information request.

The Fulton Fire Department Junior Firefighters Program also currently has several openings for girls and boys ages 15-17 years old. This program is designed to teach teens Leadership, team building and firefighting skills. If you or someone you know is interested please come down and see what we are all about.

Click here to sign up.  Watch the video below and check out the local benefit package that goes with volunteering.

Benefits of Being a Firefighter

Each Fulton Fire Department Volunteer Firefighter will be eligible for the following benefits. Some of the benefits will not take effect until completion of their Firefighter Certification.

  • KY State Required Firefighter Certification Training at no Cost
  • College Credit for Completed Training
  • KFA College Scholarship Program Eligibility
  • College Tuition Opportunities
  • The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Firefighter I & II Certifications paid for by the department
  • Paid Travel & Lodging Expenses for Training
  • Participation Incentive Pay Program
  • We will provide necessary Personal Protective Equipment (to include: Bunker Coat & Pants, Helmet, Hood, Gloves, Boots, Flashlight)
  • Free Departmental Tee Shirt
  • Annual Firefighters Medical Physical
  • Free Vaccinations
  • Discount to Local Fitness Facility
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • $3000 KFA Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • $80,000 Line of Duty Death Insurance State Benefit
  • $339,000 Line of Duty Death Insurance Federal Benefit
  • Annual Awards Dinner
  • A chance to serve your community and become a part of a large family
  • Supporting Heroes Benefits

22nd Annual Third Street Halloween Trick or Treat

The 22 Annual Third Street trick or treat will take place on October 31, 2016. The event will begin at 4 pm.  Third street vehicle traffic will be blocked off  along Third Street with some cross traffic areas being allowed and police patrol will be in place.

According to Wayne Lohaus a Third Street resident and the official counter for the event, it all started in 1994 with neighbors serving spiced tea and pumpkin bread.  The idea caught on in the neighborhood and soon the entire street started handing out candy, hot dogs and other food items out over the years.  The official count has risen in the beginning from 400 to approximately 1200 children each year.

 

2012-1031-halloween-pictures-23 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-29 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-33 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-36 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-37 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-13 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-6 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-5 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-4 2012-1031-halloween-pictures-2