UNINTENTIONAL ROLE REVERSALS – Our newly appointed Fire and Police chiefs were recently invited to a men’s prayer breakfast. It was a time of reflection, fellowship, and an opportunity to share what both departments are doing and moving towards. As you can see our chiefs “have jokes.” They said it was not coordinated, but we know these two! Can you spot what they did?

Kimberlie Helton Band Plays 2022 Summer Concert Series

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Kimberlie Helton, a singer/songwriter born in the home of the blues, Memphis, Tenn., and her band, will be the featured performance for the second free concert in the Fulton Tourism Commission’s Summer Concert series, set for June 11 at 7:30 p.m. on the Pontotoc Park stage, in downtown Fulton.

 The public is invited to attend the free concert, bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages as well as coolers to Pontotoc Park for the event, as food vendors will not be on vendor row for this concert. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Helton enjoys entertaining tourists from around the world in Nashville on Broadway, on Beale Street in Memphis and has built a fan base throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Kentucky.

She jokingly attributes her musical background to sharing a birthday with Elvis Presley, and brings crowds to their feet when she performs her spunky version of Jailhouse Rock, with a special take on Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Prince, and more.
The band has worked with W.S. Holland, the last standing member of the Johnny Cash band, and opened for many Grand Ole Opry legends, including Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely, and T. Graham Brown, as well as Randy Houser, The Band Perry, Kellie Pickler, Little Texas and Joe Diffey.

2022 City Stickers are Due By April 1, 2022

City Vehicle Stickers can now be purchased at City Hall from the City Clerk.  They are due on vehicles by April 1, 2022.

Here is a link to the form required:

City Vehicle Sticker Application



WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Fulton, Kentucky has heretofore enacted an ordinance imposing a motor vehicle license sticker fee upon persons firms and corporations owning and operating automobiles, trucks or other vehicles within the corporate limits of the City of Fulton and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Commission of the City of Fulton, Kentucky desires to continue to provide certain registration and supervisory regulation upon -all persons, firms, corporations and associations owning or operating vehicles within the city limits of the City of Fulton, Kentucky.  The City wishes to use its power granted in KRS82.082 known as “Home Rule Powers”

NOW   THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Fulton, Kentucky as follows, to-wit:

Section 1. For the purposes of registration and exercising a supervisory regulation over the subjects hereof, a license will be required with a fee by all persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in a business-related activity, work related activity or residing within the corporate City limits of Fulton, Kentucky.

Section 2. The starting date for said license shall be April 1, 2019.  Then said licenses shall be issued annually by the City Clerk or their designee and shall extend from April 1, to the last day of March of the succeeding years and shall be renewed each year such vehicles are so operated.  A city license shall be required within thirty (30) days of becoming engaged in a business-related activity, work related activity or residing within the corporate City limits of Fulton, Kentucky.  License Fee shall be $25 annually and the rate shall not be prorated. 

Section 3. The City Clerk or designee shall provide registration stickers with numbers corresponding to the number of the license issued hereunder, which said registration sticker shall be always displayed conspicuously upon the front windshield of any such motor vehicle so licensed and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the City of Fulton, Kentucky to operate such motor vehicle without the proper display of such registration sticker.  The following information shall be provided to the clerk before issuance of said license:  Name and Address; Year of Vehicle Manufacture, Make of The Vehicle, Model of the Vehicle, Vin Number of the vehicle.

Section 4.        It shal1 be un1awfu1 for any person, firm or corporation to transfer from one motor vehicle to another any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance except on transfer of ownership of said motor vehicle as herein provided.  Whenever any motor vehicle for which said license has been issued changes ownership, the transferor shall cause such license sticker to be removed from said motor vehicle and mutilated.  On the transfer of another motor vehicle to said transferor and on proof of such mutilation, which may be in the form of an affidavit of said transferor, the City Clerk shall cause a license to issue and provide such transferor with a City license sticker for such vehicle without charge for the remainder of the year for which license was originally issued.

Section 5.        The provisions of this ordinance shall apply to any persons, individuals, firms or corporations residing inside or outside of the corporate limits of the City of Fulton and owning or operating or causing to be operated any automobile or motor vehicle upon or over the streets of the City of Fulton, Kentucky in connection with the business conducted or a regular profession followed within the City limits or as a means of conveyance to and from a position, job, labor or employment for which remuneration is received from such business, profession, position, job, labor or employment in The City of Fulton Kentucky; and the penalties herein provided shall apply to such non-residents failing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.

Section 6. Any person, firm, corporation or association found by a Fulton City Police Officer, Safety Officer, Citation Officer, or other public official with the authority to issue a citation, to be in violation of the provisions of Section 4 of this ordinance shall be issued a warning citation and have fourteen (14) business days to obtain said City License and pay an additional penalty to said license fee of $100.  If the license is not obtained within 14 days, then the violator will be summoned to court and be subject to court costs and a fine of $250 plus the cost of license with a penalty of $100. 

Section 7. All money derived from the license fees under the provisions of this ordinance shall be placed in the General Fund of the City of Fulton and shall be used and expended for defraying the current, general and incidental expenses of the City.

Section 8. Exemptions shall include:

Vehicles that have been issued a common carrier permit or certificate by the state (KRS 281.835) or a common carrier certificate from another state for which Kentucky has a reciprocal agreement (KRS 281.835).  Disabled veterans as defined in KRS 186.041 and KRS 189.4595.  Vehicles that are used solely for government purposes and trailers.  Trucks, trailers etc. operated pursuant to a Federal Interstate Commerce Commission Permit, unless such trucks are locally-owned and garaged.

Section 9. If any clause, section, sentence, part or paragraph hereof is invalid, then such invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions hereof, unless the context requires it.

Section 10.      That this Ordinance shall be put before the Commission and shall be effective upon its second reading, adoption and publication as required by law.

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED: Fulton, KY Placemaking Public Survey

Link to Online Survey

The City of Fulton has partnered with Atlas Community Studios, a firm specializing in strategic planning and place-based economic development, to create a placemaking playbook related to Housing, Economic Development, and Marketing. 

This survey is an opportunity for residents of Fulton to share personal perspectives about the current conditions affecting life in the region. As a member of the community, you play a critical role in guiding the development of a placemaking playbook with your feedback and input. When responding to this survey, we ask that you answer the questions honestly and thoughtfully to lay the framework for the playbook that is ultimately developed. Your participation and input is a valuable resource for city leadership and your fellow residents. Your individual responses are anonymous and will be kept in confidence. 

For more information about this questionnaire or project, please contact Mike Gunn at the City of Fulton or Alex Holland at Atlas Community Studios:

Mike Gunn, City Manager
[email protected] 

Alex Holland, Vice President
[email protected]

City of Fulton Seeking Public Works Director Applicants

The City of Fulton, Kentucky is now accepting applications for an open position within the City for a Director of Public Works Department. The City of Fulton, Kentucky is a unique and extremely historic City and part of a Twin City Community (South Fulton, TN) located on the Kentucky/Tennessee line and has a estimated community population of 5,000.  The community is situated on the Canadian National Rail Line and the Southernmost section of I69 in Kentucky about forty-five minutes south of Paducah, KY and two and half hours Northwest of Nashville, TN. 

The City Commission is seeking a Public Works Director.  The Director under general administrative direction, serve as the principal administrative officer for the Public Works Department; to plan, direct, review, and manage department activities and operations focused on providing a wide range of public services activities; and to perform other duties as required. The position has overall responsibility for managing a wide range of public service activities including streets, parks, cemeteries, facilities, and fleet maintenance; permit issuances; potable water system; wastewater system and natural gas system. Capital Improvement Project Programs; inspections; citizen complaints and various emergency management functions. The Public Works Director is accountable for achieving programmatic goals and objectives and for ensuring that the community is provided with desired and mandated services in an effective, cost-efficient manner.

Full job description may be obtained from the City Clerk at Fulton City Hall or the City website www.fulton-ky.com. Applications plus a resume (curriculum vitae preferred) will be accepted until the position is filled.   Full Job Desciption Link Employment Application

Applications may be submitted to the City Clerk:

City of Fulton, Kentucky

PO Box 1350

101 Nelson Tripp Place

Fulton, KY 42041

[email protected]

270-472-1320 extension 3

The City of Fulton is “An Equal Opportunity Employer,” “Any applicant who needs an ADA accommodation in the employment selection process will request the accommodation from the city clerk in writing.”