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Twin City Ambulance Service Board in Fulton County is hosting public meetings this week to discuss operational efforts, revenue streams and how citizens can contribute to ambulance services.

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  The Twin City Ambulance Service Board in Fulton County recently met to establish future operations when Tennova Healthcare ends it’s EMS contract in December.

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  The inaugural ‘WAVE River Counties Ag Day’ next week is looking to bring statewide attention to Kentucky’s four westernmost counties.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky State Police have released the name of a Fulton police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week.

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An automotive company in far western Kentucky is expanding its operation and adding 100 jobs in a $26 million investment. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS - courtesy of Pogue Library

Far too often, the everyday stories of our communities get lost in history: stories of an old opera house, recollections of childhood memories from the Civil War. Anyone interested in the heritage and history of our region would find a remarkable treasure in the collection of Fulton journalist Ouida Jewell at Murray State's Pogue Library. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian about this 'success story' from western Kentucky.

Courtesy of Brent Carman

A Fulton man is leading a fundraising campaign to replace the city’s aging train station. The town is home to far western Kentucky’s only Amtrak stop.

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Fulton’s Hillview Clinic is moving across the state line into South Fulton, Tennessee, as Parkway Regional Hospital prepares to close in March.

The clinic is associated with the hospital, but Fulton Mayor Elaine Forrester says that is changing due to Parkway’s closure.

City of Fulton

Fulton City and County Officials say they will persevere despite a loss of revenue and jobs following the closing of Parkway Regional Hospital. 

Community Health Systems announced today Parkway will discontinue acute inpatient and emergency room services by March 31, 2015.  

Whitney Jones / WKMS

Updated 10/29/14 12:18 p.m.

Fulton is one of the poorest communities in western Kentucky. There's a lack of industry and its population has decreased by almost a third in the last ten years. 

Of the families that are left poverty is rampant. This story follows an unemployed single mom and explains the challenges facing the people trying to help bring families out of poverty in Fulton. 

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