We are proud to announce that our “Shop at Home for the Holidays” video series starts today! The series is to help promote citizens to shop locally this Holiday Season. The last two videos before Christmas feature Two Doors Down Boutique and Ken-Tenn Outfitters both located in Fulton, KY.
The Lost Elf is lost no more! He has been found! Congratulations to Brandy & John Hutchens of South Fulton. The elf was found last night around 8 p.m. He was found at the base of the pole on the southwest side under of the bridge that is inside the Weak's Nature trail. The Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for participating & also for the sponsors for helping them with the prize package.
Update on Stolen Tractor in Fulton County
A $5000.00 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible for this theft.
Keep those tips coming and with your help we will be able to solve this case. If you drove by the area while they were there or seen it later somewhere on the highway or have heard anything about this please contact us. Also if you saw anything suspicious at the Majors Brothers shop on St Rt 94 a few miles from the location the tractor was stolen that night let us know.
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office needs your assistances in finding the person or persons responsible for stealing this piece of equipment and locating the equipment. If you have any knowledge about this or seen anything suspicious in the area please contact the Fulton Co Sheriff's Office. All tips will remain completely confidential.
The 2013 John Deer 4105 Tractor was stolen between December 9th, 2013 –December 10th, 2013 from a tractor shed located on St Rt 94E by the St Rt 1212 intersection, between Hickman & Cayce. The tractor is similar to the one featured in the photo above, and has a front end loader, a rear deck mower, and wheel weights on the rear wheels. The Tractor SN is 1LV4105HACH510382. The Frontier Rear Deck Mower SN is GM2072R303025.
Carr Elementary takes a trip to Africa
FULTON – Thanks to technology, students at Carr Elementary School recently took a field trip to Africa.
Via FaceTime for Mac, students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades were able to video chat with Lauren Bell. Bell, the daughter of William and Cathy Cash Bell, has been serving as a Peace Corp volunteer in Ghana since October 2012.
During their Internet visit, Bell told the students a lot about Ghana and explained what her day to day life was like. The students were most amazed by the fact that Bell had to gather her own water in order to cook or take a shower. They asked her questions about the Peace Corp, why she chose Africa and what farming was like in Ghana.
The students passed around an iPad to view various photos that Bell has emailed home during her 14 months in Ghana. Bell's mother brought a plantain, one of the main foods in her daughter's current diet, for the students to try.
“She signed up for the Peace Corps and then went through three months of training,” explained Bell’s mother. “She will be a site volunteer for two years.”
In Ghana, Bell works for the agriculture department. Bell is also using art to help with AIDS prevention projects and works with various soccer programs. She worked this year with Operation Smile through the Peace Corps and will serve as chairman of the program next year for Peace Corps volunteers.
A graduate of Fulton High School, Bell has a graphics communication management and Spanish degree from Murray State University. Prior to leaving for the Peace Corps, Bell was working as the computer lab assistant at Carr.
Ghana is not Bell’s first trip outside of the United States. She studied in Germany, Spain and Costa Rica while at MSU. Because of these studies and her love of travel, Bell hopes to obtain a master’s degree and work as a study abroad coordinator for a university. She has currently been accepted to study at New York University and Washington.
Over the weekend Fulton First United Methodist Church hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa. 52 children attended and were able to speak with Santa. It was a wonderful morning with over 125 in attendance for good food and a great time.
Hooked on Science visits Carr Elementary
Thanks to the Four Rivers Gifted and Talented Consortium, students at Carr Elementary had the opportunity to spend the day with Jason Lindsey, aka "Mr. Science," recently. The upper grades spent the morning watching experiments conducted by Lindsey while the primary grades gathered in the school's gymnasium after lunch to watch a similar set of experiments. Lindsey's experiments through his Hooked on Science programs follow along with the Common Core education initiatives.
Pictured are Teachers Katie Parr, Allison Butner and Brad Rozzell team up with Lindsey to make a light bulb shine through a "hands on" connection.
Fulton Independent: Operation Preparation to Begin March 2014
Community volunteers who care about students’ and Kentucky’s future are the heart of Operation Preparation. Ensuring our students are college/career ready will benefit us all.
During the month of March 2014, trained volunteer community advisors will meet one-on-one with every 8th and 10th grade student. The community advisor will use the student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) including career interest inventory and EXPLORE/PLAN results to discuss the student’s career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills and more.
Volunteer advisors will be required to complete a 30-minute online training, sign a nondisclosure form and follow all school district policies and procedures. If you are interested in being a community volunteer, visit www.operationpreparation.com for more information or contact Mike Thomas to sign up to be an advisor.
Contact information: email@example.com or 270-309-0373