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    Gov. Ivey awards grant to aid prosecution of impaired drivers

    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $164,421 grant to improve safety on Alabama’s highways by stepping up prosecution in cases involving impaired driving. The grant will enable the state Office of Prosecution Services to provide local prosecutors and law enforcement with the proper training and technical assistance to...

    Local agencies receive almost $47 million from Gov. Ivey to assist low-income families with utility costs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $47 million to help low-income households with utility costs during the cold winter and hot summer months. The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat and cool...

    Tyson now faces nine lawsuits over 2019 Hanceville plant spill

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Over two years have passed since a June 6, 2019, spill at the Tyson Farms/River Valley Ingredients rendering plant near Hanceville triggered a large fish kill on the Mulberry Fork that extended down to the Sipsey River in Walker County. That...

    General Election: Incumbents, Republicans reign in local, state races 

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County voters, along with those across the country, returned to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to have their voices heard and votes counted. As predicted, incumbents reigned supreme as the votes were tallied.  Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope, won his...

    Former Air Force Captain Stacia Robinson to lead Alabama Office of Minority Affairs

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is tapping Stacia Robinson to serve as director of the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs. Nichelle Nix, who has served in the role for the last six years, is moving to the private sector...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities...

    Legislative wrap-up: 5 local bills signed into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Amid ongoing coverage of COVID-19, with the addition of protests and violence nationwide, the conclusion of Alabama’s 2020 legislative session passed quietly. All five local bills pertaining to Cullman County received signatures from Gov. Kay Ivey on May 18 and became...

    Governor Ivey signs six bills, solidifies Alabama as most pro-military state

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed six bills designed to make Alabama even more military-friendly. Those bills include Senate Bills 28, 99, 116, 119, 141 and 167. “Alabama is the most pro-military state in the nation, and I am proud to put...

    Early release law goes into effect; 1 inmate freed from Cullman County Detention Center

    CULLMAN, Ala. – A new state law, based on a bill passed by the Alabama Legislature in October 2021, which amended a law passed in 2015 as part of Alabama’s prison reform efforts, went into effect Tuesday,  much to the consternation of Cullman County...

    Governor Ivey delivers tax relief to small businesses, signs House Bill 391 into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 391, sponsored by Rep. Steve Clouse (R – HD93) and Sen. Tom Butler (R – SD2), into law, providing relief from the business privilege tax for Alabama small businesses.  The exemption will provide relief...