Fulton County

Fulton County KY Sheriff's Office, via Facebook

Long-time Fulton County Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Hopper has died at age 66.

2008 National Park Service

The West Kentucky Regional Riverport Authority held their first formal meeting in Bardwell Friday.  

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Votes are in, and the name for the River County Economic Development Project has been chosen. WAVE, or the Western Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy, will serve as the acronym for a four county collaborative effort to restore job loss and increase development in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle and Ballard Counties.

via River County Economic Development Project

A multi-county effort in far western Kentucky seeking to tap into an economic boost from the newly expanded Panama Canal is seeking public input on a name. 

Tyler Olson, 123RF

A new study shows that Calloway County has the highest life expectancy among western Kentucky counties and one of the highest overall in the state.

Allison Crawford, WKMS

County and economic development officials of Kentucky’s four western river counties are collaborating to develop a regional economic development initiative driven by the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion, which is set complete next month, is expected to significantly increase container shipping along the Mississippi River.

Twin Cities Restoration Foundation

The fundraising campaign to build a new Amtrak station in Fulton has raised more than $75,000. 

Allison Crawford

Farmers, fishermen, business owners, park managers and government officials from Kentucky counties along the Mississippi River met Thursday at Columbus-Belmont State Park for a National Geographic workshop on geotourism, which focuses on the distinctive geographical character of a place. 

Fulton County Starts Work on Industrial Pad Project

Oct 27, 2015
Whitney Jones / WKMS

Fulton County is looking to grow its local business with an upcoming industrial pad. According to Kentucky Labor Market Information, the area has had a stubbornly high unemployment rate that currently sits at 6.4 percent.

hickmanriverport.com

Hickman, Kentucky’s Elvis J. Stahr Harbor will receive $625,000 for dredging as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to improve Mississippi River ports.

Hickman/Fulton County  Riverport Authority director Greg Curlin says the funding will allow for dredging about half of the harbor. He says securing funding for dredging is always a battle, but is necessary to keep the harbor navigable and open.

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