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    2023 coroner cases, by the numbers 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick responded to almost 80 cases in 2023 related to deaths by unnatural causes. These include homicide,...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: CSX railroad crossing closures begin week of Oct. 10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - CSX Transportation will be working on its railroad tracks beginning the week of Oct. 10. Work is planned for Tuesday-Friday evenings...

    Kentucky man killed in CR 222 wreck

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Kentucky man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck along County Road 222 near Interstate 65 in Cullman County Monday. The...

    Cullman County rabies cases in 2021; annual rabies clinic scheduled June...

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - In Alabama last year, there were three raccoons tested by the Alabama Department of Public Health found to be positive...

    (UPDATE) Cullman County Sheriff’s Office gives update on domestic incident

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to locate Christopher Todd Burton in the area of County Road 1251.  He...

    Winter Storm Warning valid tonight from 9 PM CST for Cullman,...

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - IEMBot Huntsville has expanded the area of Winter Storm Warning to include Cullman County beginning Friday night from 9:00 p.m. -...

    Multiple drug arrests by CCSO in Cullman County this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Monday, January 24, Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Good Hope area. Tyrone Daishawn...

    District Attorney Wilson Blaylock announces bid for re-election

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    Cullman, Ala. – On Tuesday, Republican Wilson Blaylock announced he will be seeking re-election as District Attorney for Cullman County. “I am proud of (the)...

    Oral rabies vaccine is being distributed in 18 Alabama counties including...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is announcing that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently distributing oral...

    The 2021 Alabama National Fair Youth Beef Cattle Show and Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2021 Alabama National Fair Youth Beef Cattle Show and the 2021 Alabama National Fair Goat Show took place in Montgomery’s...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces $3 million settlement with Tyson over...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday a $3 million State settlement with Tyson Farms Inc. over the 2019 wastewater spill in Mulberry...

    COVID-19: Cullman community response

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A local group met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Cullman community response to the COVID-19. Representatives of the hospital, 911, emergency management,...

    Working together: AGCOR Steel officially opens in Good Hope

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Friday was a big day for AGCOR Steel, the City of Good Hope and many others across the city and...

    Going green, earning green

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While visiting the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) recently, The Tribune dropped in on teacher Mike Burkett in the Building Construction...

    NAFCO breaks ground on new access road, will create 30 new...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “Let’s keep moving Cullman forward!” Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new industrial access...

    Municipality Closings for July 4th

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The following list shows which Municipality offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day tomorrow.  Baileyton – Closed from July 4...

    2019 Cullman City & County Blood Drive

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Join us for our annual Cullman City & County Blood Drive on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m....

    Tribune and Wallace State produce permanent memento of 2018 Hail Storm

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    HANCEVILLE/CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Tribune recently presented Cullman EMA Director Phyllis Little a full-size 3D printed model of “Walter,” the official Alabama state...

    County Commission approves new half-cent sales tax to benefit Cullman County...

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    Cullman County School Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette addresses the Cullman County Commission Tuesday morning. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 3-12-19 12:50 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala....

    Marchman speaks on Rock the South preparations

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    Cullman Tribune file photo CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met with Rock the South Producer Nathan Baugh Tuesday morning prior to its scheduled 8:30...

    City, County New Year’s hours, sanitation schedules

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    Cullman County Cullman County offices are closed today and tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec.  31, 2018 and Jan. 1, 2019, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Sanitation...

    Courthouse elevators to be replaced

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    Cullman Tribune file photo CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission held its last meeting of the year Tuesday morning, approving a bid for the replacement...

    County awards bids for long-awaited roof repairs at jail, sheriff’s office

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    Shortly after the March 19 hailstorm, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama and his wife Caroline toured the CCSO facility with Sheriff Matt Gentry and...

    City, County Thanksgiving holiday hours

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    CULLMAN -  All City of Cullman and Cullman County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of...

    Marchman, Watson sworn in for new terms

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    Cullman County Commissioner Garry Marchman (left) and Cullman County Commissioner Kerry Watson (right) were officially sworn in by Judge Gregory Nicholas Wednesday morning at...

    City, County holiday hours

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    All Cullman County and City of Cullman offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day. All sanitation routes...

    Cullman County passes $57.8M FY 2019 budget

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    Left to right: Commissioner Kerry Watson, Chairman Kenneth Walker and Commissioner Garry Marchman (Wendy Sack for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission...

    County commission previews proposed FY 2019 budget

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    County Commissioners and staff work on the FY 2019 budget at the commission office Thursday. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) Updated 9-22-18 9:38 p.m. Editor's...

    Barnette addresses CCBOE’s decision to display ‘In God We Trust’ in...

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    CULLMAN - On Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) voted unanimously to authorize the display of the U.S. National Motto “In...

    CCSO requesting $1.5M budget increase: ‘You can’t put a price on...

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    Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry speaks to Cullman County Commission members during a commission work session at the Cullman County Courthouse Tuesday morning. (Hayden...

    AGCOR Steel breaks ground on new facility in Good Hope

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    Representatives of AGCOR, the Cullman County Commission, Cullman city government, ADECA, and Cullman city and county economic development agencies prepare to throw the first...

    County Commission awards bid for reconstruction at Cullman Regional Airport

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    Ben Harrison (right), general manager of Cullman Regional Airport, speaks to Cullman County Commission members about a bid for reconstruction at the airport. (Hayden...

    County Commission approves new method of collecting delinquent property taxes

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    Cullman County Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham, right, on Tuesday speaks to the Cullman County Commission about a new method for collecting delinquent property tax....

    School back in session

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    Stacey Jolley's homeroom gears up for to start of the school year on Wednesday. (Heather Mann for The Tribune) HOLLY POND - Cullman County Schools...

    CARTS driver wins national award; commission rejects FEMA project

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    Wade Hancock (center), a Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) driver, is presented with a certificate of achievement for his performance during the 2018...

    Cullman EMA’s Little wins Pat Neuhauser award

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    Left to right: Commissioner Kerry Watson, Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little, Commissioner Garry Marchman and Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker. Little was awarded the...

    4th of July: City and County closings, sanitation schedules

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    CULLMAN - All City of Cullman and Cullman County offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Sanitation routes City residential...

    Cullman Commission passes resolution to increase local mental health services

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    WellStone Behavioral Health COO Chris Van Dyke speaks about the Stepping Up Initiative at Tuesday's Cullman County Commission meeting. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN...

    City v. County Blood Drive this Friday; emergency need for all...

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    CULLMAN - The annual Cullman County vs. City Blood Drive is coming up this Friday June 8 and this year’s event will feature door...

    City, County holiday hours

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    City of Cullman offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. Commercial and residential sanitation services will run...

    County recognizes Davenport, applies for $12M BUILD grant for road repairs

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    Commissioner Garry Marchman, Commissioner Kerry Watson, Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport and Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker at Tuesday’s Cullman County Commission...

    County cuts ribbon on expanded 6-lane boat ramp at Smith Lake...

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    The first boat slips into the waters of Smith Lake from the newly-expanded boat ramp on Thursday morning, April 5, 2018. / Nick Griffin...

    Cullman judges update bail bond schedule; drug trafficking, manufacturing bond amounts...

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County’s circuit and district judges recently decided to update the county’s bail bond schedule, which had been in effect since 2016....

    County Commission chooses Craft & Associates for storm repairs

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    The Cullman County Commission held a special-called meeting on Monday to pick a company to repair storm-damaged buildings. / W.C. Mann for The Tribune   CULLMAN...

    Voters will now decide what happens to excess jail food money

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    Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry in the kitchen of the Cullman County Detention Center on Tuesday, March 27. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Voters will...

    AGCOR Steel move clears final hurdle; Cullman Council addresses storm damage

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    CEDA Director Dale Greer congratulates AGCOR’s Zac Smith after the passage of the 772 resolution. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - AGCOR Steel will remain in...

    Commission reverses no-cooler rule at Stony Lonesome; AGCOR Steel project moves...

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    Cullman County Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker, right, smiles at individuals gathered to attend the commission meeting Tuesday morning. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The Cullman...

    County commission moves forward on AGCOR deal; abatements for Topre, American...

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    Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett addresses the Cullman County Commission. / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett this week addressed the Cullman...

    Changes coming to Stony Lonesome after fatal wreck; father makes emotional...

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    Members of the Cullman County Commission at Tuesday's meeting, where Stony Lonesome OHV Park was the main topic of discussion / Nick Griffin CULLMAN -...

    Cullman woman killed in wreck at Stony Lonesome; investigation ongoing

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    Hannah Bates was killed in an OHV wreck at Stony Lonesome OHV Park in Bremen on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / Photo courtesy of...

    Security Check: Hanceville Schools review security plans with police, sheriff’s office

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    Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, standing, addresses members of the Hanceville Police Department, Cullman County Sheriff's Office, Hanceville Fire and Rescue and others, including...

    County authorizes call-out pay for hours worked during winter shutdown

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met Tuesday morning, when, after approving the minutes of its emergency meeting called on Jan. 16, the commission...

    Update on road conditions

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    CULLMAN - As of 10:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, Alabama State Troopers report, "We are not experiencing any significant hazardous road conditions at this time,...

    Cullman Co. offices closed Monday; City offices open

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in observance of Robert E. Lee Day and Martin Luther King,...

    Human Trafficking Awareness Month in full swing

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    Karma’s Coffee House owner Katie Fine and Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force Chairwoman Kathy Wilson at the task force’s table at the coffee...

    TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: County commissioners, county engineer respond to road concerns

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    Cullman County has 2,393 miles of roads, more than 1,500 of which are maintained by the Cullman County Road Department.  CULLMAN - A while...

    Human trafficking: Local focus on national epidemic

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    At an awareness event in October, Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force Chair Kathy Wilson, right, displayed Tribune articles on the county’s first two...

    County Commission meeting notes: Dec. 28

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    Cullman County Commission / Nick Griffin CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday, with only three items on its agenda....

    Holiday closings and sanitation schedules

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    Edited 12-27-17 Cullman County Cullman County offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26, for the Christmas holiday and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for New...

    County votes to join legal fight against opioid manufacturers, distributors

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    Updated 12-14-17 at 5:11 p.m. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission on Thursday morning approved a resolution authorizing a Florida law firm to represent the...

    City and County offices closed Friday

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    Both Cullman City and Cullman County offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Sanitation schedules will not be affected.

    County proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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    Commissioners present the declaration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. L-R: Commissioner Kerry Watson, Charlotte Jones, Theresa Mann, Chairman Kenneth Walker, Regina Grant and Commissioner...

    County employees getting 3.14% pay increase; sheriff’s office getting more

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    Sheriff Matt Gentry speaks at a press conference earlier this year.  / Tribune File Photo CULLMAN - Last week, the Cullman County Commission passed a...

    A reader asks: Why do all of the Dumpsters in the...

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    VINEMONT - A while back, The Tribune got a question from a contractor and asbestos removal specialist who ran into trouble when he called...

    Commission hears concerns about CR 236

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    County Road 236 resident Charles Wood addresses the commission about road conditions. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - When the Cullman County Commission opened the floor...

    Commission meeting becomes referendum on local trucking business

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    The commission met before a nearly packed house Tuesday morning. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - When the Cullman County Commission planned Tuesday morning’s meeting, the...

    4th of July hours

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    CULLMAN - In observance of Independence Day, City and County offices will be on the following schedules: City of Cullman offices will be closed on...

    Drug trafficking defendants sue county officials: Sheriff responds

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    CULLMAN - A group of Cullman County drug trafficking defendants have filed a class action civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against...

    Construction contract awarded for Crane Hill substation, senior center

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday awarded Triple J Construction the bid for construction of the new senior center and sheriff’s office...

    City vs. County: teams go head-to-head for community blood drive

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    The staff of the courthouse donation bus CULLMAN - There are many ways to help people, and the most common way is to donate to...

    City vs. County blood drive set for Friday

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    Claudina Massey gives blood at last year’s City vs. County event / Tribune File Photo CULLMAN - This year’s City vs. County blood drive will...

    Reminder: Cullman County offices closed Monday in observance of Jefferson Davis’...

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    CULLMAN - Cullman County offices will be closed tomorrow, Monday, June 5 in observance of the birthday of Jefferson Davis. County sanitation routes will...

    City, County offices closed tomorrow; sanitation to run as scheduled

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    CULLMAN - All Cullman City and County offices will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. City residential and commercial...

    Commission postpones vote on closing portion of CR 1615 in Berlin;...

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    Cullman County Commission meeting CULLMAN - Seating was scarce at the Cullman County Commission meeting this week, as several community representatives came to speak at...

    Hanceville High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “To the graduating class of...

    Deadline for beautification award nominations is May 12

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    CULLMAN - Nominations for Cullman's 2017 Beautification Awards are due by 5 p.m. this Friday, May 12, according to Cullman County Economic Development Director...

    County’s spring cleanup kicks off May 1: customers get free trip...

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    If you got this in your electric bill, you’ve won a free trip to the dump! CULLMAN COUNTY - As part of the 2017 Annual...

    Commission recognizes Broncos, Lady Aggies basketball teams; Stony Lonesome plans memorial

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    Holly Pond Broncos varsity basketball team with coaches and commission members CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission met amid a packed-out conference room this week,...

    West Point High has top 5A scholars’ bowl team in Alabama

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    The West Point Scholars’ Bowl team with their awards at the state tournament WEST POINT - At Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham this month,...

    Commission proclaims April 1 Colors of Cancer Day; BBB Shred Day...

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission this morning proclaimed Saturday, April 1 Colors of Cancer Day in Cullman County. The Colors of Cancer Day...

    DIY Network’s Kayleen McCabe tours Cullman County Schools, promotes skilled-trade careers

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    Dr. T.J. Franey, Kayleen McCabe and Hanceville High School Principal Jimmy Collins HANCEVILLE - Kayleen McCabe is not what most folks would consider your average...

    Rebirth of a theater program: West Point HS Performing Arts presents...

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    WEST POINT - West Point High School (WPHS) hasn’t had an organized theater program since the 1990s, so expectations for its first restart effort...

    Honorable Kim Chaney sworn in for fifth term as Cullman County...

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    Honorable Kim Chaney straightens his tie as his children look on. CULLMAN - On Friday afternoon, the Honorable Kim Chaney was sworn in for his...

    New Eagle Scouts, leader recognized at awards dinner

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    Left to right: Guest speaker Bill McCartney, Chad White, Logan Buckelew, Addison Cofer, Aaron “Trey” Tews III, Zachary Clayton, Dallas Curtis and District Award...

    Cullman County man arrested in pair of Walker County bank robberies

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    From our friends at the Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle Arrest made in pair of bank robberies A Cullman County man has been arrested and charged with...

    Cullman Co. sees frightening increase in suicides

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The Cullman area is suffering an onslaught of a terrifying tragedy.  According to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick, the county...

    2 arrested, 2 believed to have fled the area following early...

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    CULLMAN - Two Atlanta men are behind bars tonight after an attempted traffic stop led to an early-morning pursuit on I-65, ending in a...

    Local government, business and education leaders celebrate Cullman area industry

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    Wallace State's Dean of Applied Technologies, Jimmy Hodges CULLMAN - On Tuesday evening the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Cullman County...

    County joins City in scaling back water restrictions; readies for special...

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    Cullman County Water Department Manager Randall Waldrep speaks with attendees after the meeting. CULLMAN - Cullman County Water customers are now in the same boat...

    Loomis Bros. Circus bringing “FUNtasticTour” to Cullman

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    Get ready for the beauty, laughter and excitement when “Alabama’s Favorite Circus,” Loomis Bros.Circus, makes their annual winter return to Cullman Feb. 3-5 with...

    Recap of Tuesday’s wild night in area hoops; look ahead

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    West Point High School Principal Heith Yearwood, left, with members of the 1987 West Point High School varsity basketball team / courtesy of West...

    Weather vs. News: Where does Cullman County fit?

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    Cullman County is in the Birmingham news market, but the Huntsville weather market. So what gives? CULLMAN - When you watch weather reports on the...

    Chairman Walker defends commission’s support of 3-cent gas tax

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    CULLMAN - On Tuesday, the Cullman County Commission voted to support a 3-cent per gallon gasoline tax to fund a $1.2 billion bond issue...

    Shedd: Let the people decide if they want a gas tax

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    CULLMAN - Yesterday, the Cullman County Commission voted to support a 3-cent per gallon gasoline tax to fund a $1.2 billion bond issue that...

    Cullman County Commission votes to support proposed 3-cent gas tax for...

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    CULLMAN – The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday voted to support a 3-cent per gallon gasoline tax to fund a $1.2 billion bond issue...

    County joins City in phase III of water conservation plan

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    Lake Catoma on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission on Tuesday morning announced that Phase III of the County's Emergency Water...

    Commission executes gun range agreement with CCSO

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    Representatives from the Cullman County Department of Human Resources address the commission during Tuesday's meeting. CULLMAN - Tuesday’s Cullman County Commission meeting was a packed...

    Happy 86th birthday to one of Cullman’s finest: Tom Drake

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    Then Alabama Gov. "Big Jim" Folsom and Tom Drake, right The Cullman Tribune would like to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Birthday...

    City, County closed Nov. 24-25; No City sanitation pickup Nov. 24;...

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    Per City of Cullman: City offices will be CLOSED Thursday & Friday, Nov. 24-25, 2016, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no residential sanitation...

    County joins City in placing residents under water restrictions

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    CULLMAN - The Cullman County Commission today announced that the Cullman County Water Department has enacted their Emergency Water Conservation Plan, Phase I. Phase...