Fulton County

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.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry/Facebook

Hickman, Ky. Mayor David Lattus is in Washington D.C. as part of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, which aims to create a coordinated voice and bring national attention back to the country’s longest river.

The group is asking Congress to fully fund $200 million in the fiscal year 2016 budget for the federal pre-disaster mitigation program.

High Speed Chase Ensues in Fulton Co.

Dec 25, 2014
Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision near the Hickman/Fulton County line following a pursuit initiated by the Fulton Police Department.  

The Great River Road National Scenic Byway follows the Mississippi River through ten states, from Minnesota to the Louisiana delta. Along the way, it moves through four Kentucky counties that make up the westernmost portion of the state: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. In this portion of the road, travelers might see the Wickliffe Mounds, Ft. Jefferson, Columbus-Belmont Park, Dorena Hickman Ferry and other sites. Norma Pruitt is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Great River Region Organization and joins Todd Hatton on Sounds Good to share how this marketing organization came to be and hopes for future tourism.

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