Driver who fled the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Apprehended
(Cayce, KY /Fulton County, KY) On Wednesday, 05/15/13, at approximately 8:00 PM, the Fulton County Dispatch Center received a call that Joshua Russell was seen in the area of St Rt 94 & 1212 behind a residence house. Upon arrival the individuals that call the tip in were guiding Sheriff Hopper to where the subject was located. The subject was taken into custody without incident; he stated “he was tired of running”.
Russell was transported to the Fulton County Detention Center and charged with the following charges:
Leaving the scene of an accident
Operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license
Failure of owner to maintain required insurance
No registration receipt
Wanton Endangerment (3 Counts)
At the time of this release no bond had been set on Russell. He will appear before Fulton County District Judge Hunter Whitesell on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
We would like to thank the citizens, local media, and the FCSO FB fans for assisting us in getting the information out on this individual that lead to his apprehension.
Charles Michael Mulcahy
Fulton Head Starts holds Preschool Graduation
The Fulton Independent Preschool Head Start recently hosted a Preschool Promotion to Kindergarten Celebration Tea in the Carr Elementary Cafeteria. Jill Jackson and Sarah Townsend, the preschoolers’ teachers, presented certificates to the students after a short program. Part of the program included the students singing “One Small Voice” while interpreting the song in sign language.
Fulton Alumni speaks to high school business class
Ashney Williams a Fulton Independent graduate, and current Murray State University student, recently spoke to students taking Business/Marketing courses at Fulton Independent. Williams shared topics with students such as program offerings at Murray State, studying abroad, clubs and organizations at Murray State, and scholarship opportunities. Williams, a Business Ambassador at Murray State, is shown with fellow Murray State Business Ambassador, Christina Priddy (left), and Fulton Independent student Raheem Kinney.
Fulton County Residents Graduate from WKCTC
PADUCAH, KY (May 14, 2013) – More than 35 Fulton County residents were among more than 1,500 candidates for graduation eligible to receive one or more credentials from West Kentucky Community and Technical College this month.
More than 230 candidates for graduation participated in the 2013 WKCTC Graduation Ceremony at Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Tuesday, May 14. Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler and WKCTC students Roy Henley of Mayfield and Kevin Quinn of Grand Rivers, both All Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Academic Team members were featured speakers.
The following residents are candidates for graduation for associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificates. A single asterisk denotes distinction, which is a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 to 3.599. The double asterisk denotes high distinction, which is a cumulative grade point average of a 3.6 to 4.0.
Names are listed by highest credentials obtained:
Associate in Arts: April Denise Presson
Associate in Science: **Christopher Lee Brunswick, Dustin Michael Spillman
Associate in Applied Science: James R. Aden, **Amber Dawn Conder, *Patrick Michael Farmer, Barry Lynn Harrison, Crystal Lou Prehoda, Melissa Renee Williams
Certificates: Douglas Neal Akers, Hannah Elizabeth Aldridge, Rachel Jeannette Boaz, Todd Bobbitt, Joseph Alan Burns, Dyansty Caprice Coneal, Randy Lynn Cox, Jr., Stephanie B. Haley, Jeanaya S. Holman, Dennis Lynn Hutchins, James H. Matheny, Tonya Lucianna McClure, Buster Westley McKinney, Shelby Lenoir McMillin, Tammy L. Mounday, Julie Elizabeth Murray, Melissa Newman, Heather M. Pfleuger, Jennymae L. Pierce, Beth Ellen Prescott, Jessica Lynn Smothers, Laura Leigh Spadafino, Lorrie Ann Stanfield, Tiffany Jean Stewart, Donny Thomas, Eddie L. Tidwell, Vanekia Takara Webster, Millicent N. Williams, Dione Rene' Wilson
Fulton County Sheriff's Office investgates Stolen Vehicle
(Hickman, KY / Fulton County) On Friday, 05/10/201, at 4:41 PM the FCSO was dispatched to the residence of Cody & Autumn Atwill in Fulton County to investigate the report of a stolen vehicle. Ms. Atwill reported that between the hours of 10 PM on 05/09/13, and 8 AM on 05/10/13 someone stole their 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Ms. Atwill stated she had reason to believe that it may be in the back water on State Route 1129. Additional units were sent to St Rt 1129 where the vehicle was located approximately 300 yards from where the water began covering the roadway. The truck was completely submerged with the exception of the roof of the cab. Authorities on the scene were able to confirm that no one was inside the vehicle. Due to the hazardous conditions of the high swift water the vehicle was not able to be retrieved at that time.
The investigation continues and expected charges will be filed.
If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Fulton Co Sheriff’s Office. All tips will remain completely confidential.
Sheriff Hopper would like to remind everyone that several highways in the county remain under water. Please do not attempt to cross any of those flooded roadways.
Fulton County Transit announces their first on van advertiser
Fulton County Transit Authority would like to congratulate P & R Tire, South Fulton, TN, for being the first business to use FCTA’s new advertising program. FCTA is offering advertising spaces on its vans, which travel daily into all eight counties of Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Graves, McCracken, Ballard, Marshall and Calloway. Bus advertisements are extremely cost effective, providing more “bang for your advertising buck!” Cheaper than billboards, bus advertisements demand attention, and are moving throughout the entire community. Spaces are available now to fit your advertising needs! Please feel free to call or come by the FCTA office, for further spacing and pricing details, (270) 472-0662.
Fulton Police respond to bomb threat at Fulton High School
On May 7th Fulton High School Principal, Donna Garland was alerted to a threatening remark written on the school wall. She immediately notified the Superintendent and Law Officials. The officers came and did a walkthrough at the high school, but found no evidence of danger. The Fulton Police called Kentucky State Police who arrived on campus with a K-9 unit. The school was deemed safe and continued with regular classroom instruction. The School district superintendent was pleased with the quick and immediate response of all agencies and school staff. School safety is of utmost importance, and school staff and officials will continually monitor any suspicious activity to endure the safety of all students.