Community Ventures, Fulton Community Partners Celebrate Completion of New Residence in Fulton in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Honoring First-Time Homeowner Ruby Burton


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FULTON, KY. (October 25, 2023) – Community Ventures (CV), in partnership with the City of Fulton, the City of South Fulton, Fulton County, Fulton County Detention Center, and the Fulton-Hickman Counties Economic Development Partnership, celebrated the completion of the first CV-financed and developed home built in Fulton in a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 25, just four months after CV broke ground on the project. The home is a dream come true for first-time homeowner and long-time Fulton resident, Ruby Burton, and is the second new residence built in Fulton since 2008.


“This home marks a significant milestone in our mission to revitalize Fulton,” said Community Ventures’ Disaster Recovery Specialist Tammy Nesler. “Ms. Burton is a devoted community member known for her volunteer work and active involvement in community projects. Her passion for positively impacting her community resonates with CV’s vision of building a stronger, more vibrant Fulton.”


Non-profit CV is committed to helping Kentuckians achieve their dreams and worked with Burton to make her dream of homeownership come true. Burton received help from CV that enabled her to navigate the homebuying process successfully, and to secure a mortgage with affordable monthly payments. She hopes that her experience will inspire others to pursue their own homeownership dreams.


“I was scared to step out of the box, but Community Ventures talked to me, explained it step by step,” said Burton. “Not having to try to do this all by myself helped me a whole lot. I hope others in my community will see my home and decide they want to own their own home, too.”


With the help of Fulton partners and funders like NeighborWorks America, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), CV hopes to make homeownership a reality for many more local residents. These efforts are part of CV’s larger goal of helping the region recover from the devastating tornadoes that struck Western Kentucky in December 2021.


To learn how to become a homeowner through non-profit Community Ventures, contact Tammy Nessler by calling 270-705-4150 or emailing


To learn more about homeownership opportunities in Western Kentucky, visit




About Community Ventures: Founded in 1982 as a community-based, non-profit organization, Community Ventures (CV) strengthens communities and improves the overall quality of life for Kentuckians by supporting job creation, small business ownership, and home ownership. CV is headquartered in Lexington with branch locations in Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Louisville, Mayfield, Millersburg, and Owensboro. For 21 consecutive years, CV has been named Microlender of the Year by the Kentucky Small Business Administration.