Fulton Tourism Commission Summer Concert Series and Movie Night

We want to encourgae everyone to come out and enjoy the summer concert series and movie nights. All events are free and open to the public. Vendors and food trucks will be there too. Come out and enjoy fellowship music and movies.

May 1, 2021 at 7pm Soul Dog performing.

June 5, 2021 at 7pm Lew Jetton & 61 South performing.

June 19, 2021 at dusk movie “Aladdin” showing.

July 3, 2021 at 6pm Creative Jazz performing.

July 3, 2021 at 7pm Tim Stanek performing.

July 17, 2021 at dusk movie “Goonies” showing.

August 7, 2021 at 8pm Stronhold performing.

City of Fulton Upgrades Street Lights

Written by Benita Fuzzell Fulton Leader News

The City of Fulton recently selected Harshaw Trane to develop a guaranteed energy savings contract pursuant to KRS 45A.352.

Harshaw Trane has analyzed all major energy consumers in the city and consulted with city officials and leadership to develop a solution that will resolve known issues while providing savings and project payback.

The project will include changing all street lighting to LED, making the City of Fulton the second in Kentucky to make the transition to LED for their street lighting infrastructure.

After an extensive audit of Fulton street lighting, that includes physical verification and GIS mapping software, Harshaw-Trane then re-designed the city’s lighting using existing fixture locations.

Specialized software is used to ensure the city is in compliance with all requirements for roadway lighting.

The final solution will address 567 fixtures throughout the city and yield a reduction annually of 446,183 kWh, which is equivalent to a 72.7% reduction in energy usage.

Fulton will benefit from a reduction in maintenance costs, according to Harshaw Trane, due to a 10-year warranty on the new LED fixtures.

Residents of Fulton should benefit from improved lighting quality.

“The project is over 80% complete and will include all the decorative fixtures in the downtown area getting new LED heads which will give downtown an updated look and better lighting,” said Fulton City Manager Cubb Stokes.

Kayser Automotive to Add 100 Jobs in Fulton

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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.

Corporal Mayo Receives Governor’s Award

Corporal Brandon Mayo of the Fulton Police Department  was recently honored for his exemplary efforts in impaired-driving enforcement. The Honor along with other officers across the State of Kentucky were presented at the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington Kentucky. Impaired driving is one of the deadliest crimes in this nation and it impacts thousands of innocent lives every day. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s release stated that last year, there were more than 5,900 crashes involving alcohol and /or drugs in Kentucky alone, which resulted in more than 3,100 injures and 162 fatalities. Additionally various agencies across the Commonwealth will be partnering with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled over Holiday enforcement campaign set for Dec 15 through Jan 1. The National Traffic Safety Administration funds the campaign, and stated that high-visibility of patrol reduces impaired driving fatalities by approximately 20 percent.

“I am very proud of Corporal Brandon Mayo for his exemplary duties in protecting and serving the City of Fulton as a safer place to live and drive”. Chief Terry Powell

Fulton Police Department Hiring Notice

Fulton Police Department Hiring of a Police Officer Application dead line: September 28th through October 07th at 4:00 pm.

Pick up applications at the Fulton City hall and return to city hall 101 Nelson Trip Place Fulton Kentucky 42041.


Must be 21 years of age High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Must be able to Meet the Peace officer’s professional standards; Polygraph test Psychological testing Back ground check investigation

Physical fitness testing Drug testing

Complete the Department of criminal Justice Training in Richmond Kentucky

Cannot hold a domestic violence conviction or a felony conviction.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must complete a credit check history.

Anyone who that applies and makes application and has certifications of the Peace officer professional standards and has completed the certified training required at the Department of Criminal Justice training and meets the interview board recommendation will have preference over all other applicants.

City Code Enforcement Launches Online Complaint Form

The Code Enforcement Department has a electronic form that can be filled out and submitted from the website.  The Form must be filled out entirely including your name and contact information for the complaint to be looked at.  To get to the complaint form follow this link City of Fulton Code Enforcement Page then look for the form about midway down the page.  Here is the link to the form Code Enforcement Complaint Form.

Online Police Vacation Watch Request Form

The Fulton Police Department website page now has a “Vacation Watch Request Form”.  Here is a link to the form Vacation Watch Request Form .  This form could also be used not only for vacation but anytime you are going to leave your home vacant for a period of time.  The form is filled out on line and sent confidentially to the Police Chief.  Here is also a link to the Fulton Police Departments Information Page  Fulton Police Department Information Page  the electronic form is about midway down the page.

New Tip A Cop Form

The Fulton Police Department website page now has a “Tip a Cop Form”.  This form may be used to send in tips about crimes  or complaints in the local community.  Here is a link to the form Fulton Police Tip A Cop Form.  The form is filled out on line and sent confidentially to the Police Chief.  Here is also a link to the Fulton Police Departments Information Page  Fulton Police Department Information Page  the electronic form is about midway down the page.

Friday’s Banana Festival Schedule

  • Friday, Sept. 16, 2016:
    • 7:30-8:45 a.m. Banana Bake-off entry drop (Judging at 9:00 a.m.) Senior Citizens Center
    • 8:00-10:00 a.m. – Health Fair – Fulton First Baptist Church Sponsored by Fulton County Extension Office and Diversacare
    • 4:00p.m.-10:00 p.m. Bump & Jumps/Kiddie Carnival ($1 ticketts)
    • 7:00p.m. Banana Bowl (Fulton So. /Fulton Game) – Fulton City
    • 8:00p.m. – 2015 Fulton’s Got Talent Winner Brenna Wilkins performs
    • 8:30 p.m. Lew Jetton 61 South, Amphitheater Unity Park –After Party

Tonight’s Banana Festival Events

  • Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016:
    • 9:00 a.m. – Vendors, Downtown
    • 9:00 a.m. – Senior Citizens Rook Tournament, Senior Citizens Center
    • 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Bump & Jumps/Kiddie Carnival, Pontotoc Park ($1 tickets)
    • 6:00 p.m. – Kiddie Parade, Downtown
    • 7:00 p.m.-Fulton’s Got Talent