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    Ivey kicks off statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday, Aug. 9, kicked off the statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, during an official launch...

    ‘It’s about fairness, plain and simple’: Ivey signs bill limiting transgender...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed House Bill 261 into law. The bill limits transgender students to playing sports in public...

    Ivey says 2022 economic development projects generated $10.1B in new capital...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey this week announced that economic development activity in Alabama generated $10.1 billion in new capital investment during 2022,...

    State’s Feb. unemployment rate ties record low 2.5%; Cullman Co. tied...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 2.5%, tying the all-time record low, down from January 2023’s rate of 2.6%,...

    Cullman EC awarded $4.58M Broadband Accessibility Fund grant

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Nine grants, totaling $24.72 million, were awarded to broadband providers across the state to support projects in unserved or underserved areas...

    Governor Ivey Announces Another Record High Jobs Count, Alabama’s December Unemployment...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 2.8%, up slightly from November’s rate of...

    Ivey announces more than $40M in road and bridge projects

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that more than $40 million in state transportation funding is being awarded to cities and...

    Former Air Force Captain Stacia Robinson to lead Alabama Office of...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced she is tapping Stacia Robinson to serve as director of the Alabama Office of Minority...

    $2.65M awarded to combat homelessness in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The State of Alabama has awarded $2.65 million to help Alabamians who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless obtain shelter...

    State November unemployment rate 2.7%; Cullman Co. 2nd lowest at 1.8%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 2.7%, unchanged from October, and below November 2021’s rate of 3.1%. November’s rate...

    $7.1M awarded to AL domestic violence and sexual assault service providers

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Multiple organizations around the state that provide services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims were recently awarded grants totaling $7.1...

    Governor awards $1.4M to assist child abuse victims in north Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Five nonprofit organizations in north Alabama were awarded $1.4 million to provide child abuse victims with access to professional assistance in...

    Gov. Ivey awards grant to bring new hotel, visitors to Cullman

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Cullman water park has helped reel in a new hotel and restaurant that will provide new jobs for the city.  Gov....

    Agencies receive almost $48M to assist low-income families with utility costs

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Local grants totaling nearly $48 million have been awarded to local agencies to help low-income households with utility costs. The grants...

    ALEA awarded $1.5M for Troopers, training

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey recently awarded grants totaling about $1.73 million to help keep Alabama highways safe and ensure that motorists who...

    Alabama AG Marshall: No moratorium on capital punishment

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Attorney Gen. Steve Marshall at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 5, announced he will not honor the request of...

    Capitol Christmas tree lit

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama’s annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Friday evening.   Arriving at the Alabama State Capitol, accompanied by a blue siren...

    Ivey offers support to Operation Iron Ruck

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday offered her support to Operation Iron Ruck (OIR), an effort by student veterans at The University...

    Ivey hosts 2nd annual Made in Alabama Showcase

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Commerce, hosted the second annual Made in Alabama Showcase to recognize...

    AL Children’s Health Insurance Program celebrates silver anniversary

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program is celebrating 25 years of serving Alabama children and teens with high quality, low-cost health...

    ‘A blessing’: Colony receives $400K grant for road improvements

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    COLONY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has awarded nearly $19.3 million to provide improvements in 49 Alabama towns, cities and...

    Governor Ivey Awards $1.64 Million to Enhance Outdoor Recreation in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded nearly $1.64 million to improve outdoor recreational venues in Alabama. Funds from the federal Recreational...

    Governor Ivey Announces Another Round of Projects Funded by Rebuild Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties...

    Free admission to AL State Parks Sept. 24

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – All entrance and parking fees for Alabama State Parks will be waived on National Public Lands Day, which takes place Saturday,...

    Governor Ivey issues Executive Order to fight overreaching Covid-19 vaccine mandates

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 724 to fight the overreaching covid-19 vaccine mandates from the federal government. In...

    Governor Ivey Announces reallocation of $12.3 million in CARES Act funds...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday reallocated $12.3 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to secure qualified, out-of-state, travel nurses to work...

    REHAU hosts anniversary celebration with Governor Ivey in attendance; announces $50M...

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    (Photo courtesy of REHAU)  CULLMAN, Ala. – REHAU’s Cullman location is celebrating its 25th birthday by announcing plans to expand its plant. The expansion plan...

    Gov. Ivey declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Ida Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - — Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency Proclamation pertaining to Hurricane Ida. “Ahead of Hurricane Ida’s anticipated landfall, I’m...

    Ivey signs 3 priority bills into law

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed House Bill 170, sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville; House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep....

    Ivey awards $350K grant for 24th St. improvements

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the City of Cullman has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in...

    $500K grant official for Reliance Worldwide expansion

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday officially awarded a previously announced $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help Cullman's Reliance Worldwide expand...

    Ivey delivers State of the State address

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday evening delivered her annual State of the State address. Below is the full transcript of her...

    Ivey signs 30-year lease agreements for 2 new men’s mega prisons

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Monday signed 30-year lease agreements for two of three of...

    Ivey extends mask mandate to March 5; Harris gives vaccine rollout...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday extended the state’s Safer at Home Order, including the statewide mask mandate, through March 5 at...

    Ivey’s study group says gambling could mean $700M, 19K new jobs...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling Policy on Friday issued its report. In it, the group estimated the state could...

    Alabama will not tax individuals’, businesses’ CARES Act benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to address tax and economic development issues that were delayed in...

    ‘We’re looking at some pretty dark days for the foreseeable future’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – “Because the pandemic has stretched must longer than we ever imagined, we’re all just downright exhausted by the disruptions to our...

    Ivey calls for return to in-person classes; officials and parents respond

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a statement encouraging school systems using online virtual education to return to in-person instruction as...

    Ivey announces 3rd year of record number of Alabama foster care...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey this week announced that, for the third year in a row, Alabama reported a record number of foster...

    Ivey establishes Alabama National Guard Joint Enlistment Enhancement Program (JEEP)

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday via Executive Order 723 announced the creation of the Alabama National Guard Joint Enlistment Enhancement Program...

    Ivey announces $200M small business grant program ‘Revive Plus’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced Revive Plus, a $200 million grant program to support small businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations...

    Ivey declares State of Emergency ahead of Zeta

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Zeta. In a statement, Ivey said, “Ahead of...

    Message from Ivey ahead of Hurricane Delta

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued the following message to Alabamians ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is predicted to impact the...

    Ivey, Reliance Worldwide break ground on 300,000-sq.-foot distribution center

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Reliance Worldwide on Monday morning officially announced and broke ground on a 300,000-square-foot distribution center to be located on an 81-acre...

    Cullman ranks top in industrial expansion, high in jobs and capital...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The rate of growth and expansion of Cullman area industries has caught the eye of observers far and wide, prompting even...

    Alabama awarded $17.8M Reimagine Workforce Preparation grant

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced Alabama has been awarded $17,827,178.11 to provide opportunities for Alabama workers who have been displaced...

    Alabama Safer at Home Order, mask mandate extended until Nov. 8

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the state’s Safer at Home Order, including the mask mandate, which was set to...

    Ivey announces creation of Alabama Family Central website

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the creation of Alabama Family Central a comprehensive, easy-to-use web and mobile destination that offers...

    Ivey: Grants up to $15K available for Alabama health care, emergency...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded $35 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to establish...

    Ivey establishes Alabama STEM Council, including WSCC’s Dr. Vicki Karolewics

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced she has signed Executive Order No. 721, establishing the Alabama STEM Council. The Council will...

    Ivey closes beaches, recommends evacuation ahead of Hurricane Sally

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey Monday morning issued a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Sally. Now, Ivey has issued a supplemental State...

    Ivey announces next phase of Alabama prison program, 3 new facilities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Thursday announced the successful developer teams who submitted proposals in...

    Ivey extends Safer at Home Order, mask mandate through Oct. 2

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey in a press conference Thursday extended Alabama’s Safer at Home Order, including the statewide mask requirement, through Friday,...

    Gudger, Shedd head up state study committee to help volunteer fire...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman and Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview have been respectively named chair and co-chair of a new state legislative...

    Alabama’s Safer at Home Order extended until Aug. 31; masks required...

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    Updated 7-29-20 at 3:05 p.m. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended the state's Safer at Home Order until Aug. 31, 2020 at...

    Ivey announces $170M for health care, remote learning in Alabama public...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $70 million to support the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Education Health and Wellness...

    Ivey awards Cullman’s Cyber Broadband $1.33M to provide service in Baileyton,...

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has awarded $2.9 million in grants to continue providing more Alabamians with access to...

    Alabama implements mask ordinance to combat COVID-19

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    Updated 7-15-20 at 3:11 p.m. “I’m calling on everyone, everyone in our state, to practice personal responsibility and wear a mask. I continue to believe...

    ‘Revive Alabama’: Ivey announces $100M grant program for small businesses impacted...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted...

    Ivey awards $18.27M for COVID-19 testing, surveillance in Alabama nursing homes

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday awarded $18.27 million of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide baseline testing for coronavirus and proactive...

    Ivey awards $48M to ALSDE as part of Roadmap to Reopening...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $48 million of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERF) to the Alabama State Department...

    Ivey appoints Dr. Barbara Cooper secretary of Alabama Department of Early...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey this week announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Cooper as secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood...

    Ivey extends Alabama’s Safer at Home Order through July 31

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday extended Alabama’s Safer at Home Order, which was set to expire July 3, through July 31....

    Ivey awards $30M to support COVID-19 testing, app for colleges, universities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $30 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) money to...

    Ivey authorizes activation of Alabama National Guard in response to violent...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate...

    Ivey issues statement in response to Sunday night Birmingham protests

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday issued the following statement in response to the Birmingham protests: "Like so many others throughout the country...

    Ivey loosens restrictions on entertainment venues, athletics, schools, day cares, camps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday presented the State’s amended Safer at Home Order, which will go into effect Friday, May...

    May 11: church services, in-house dining allowed; salons, gyms open

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced the rollout of the next phase of her Safer at Home Order, “Proceeding with...

    Ivey announces new protections for health care providers, businesses and guidance...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced new supplemental emergency proclamations aimed at protecting health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19...

    Rumors Deli opens dining room, challenging ‘Safer at Home Order’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a month and a half of business limited to a drive-through window, and thinking of fellow restaurateurs who do not...

    Gov. Ivey: New investment across Alabama topped $7B in 2019

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and...

    Retailers, beaches, some businesses open with restrictions; some medical procedures allowed...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama’s current Stay at Home Order will expire this Thursday, April 30, said Gov. Kay Ivey Tuesday morning.  Effective April 30,...

    Ivey: Census 2020 now more important than ever

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate...

    Ivey urges Alabama small business owners to prepare now by applying...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey is urging Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure...

    COVID-19: Ivey authorizes use of Alabama National Guard on as-needed basis

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to...

    COVID-19: Ivey, ADPH issue updated statewide health order

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday issued an update to the statewide health order...

    Ivey orders flags flown at half-staff Tuesday for March 3, 2019...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of March 3, 2019 Day of Remembrance in...

    Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency to aid in Alabama flooding...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency effective at noon CST Feb. 18, 2020 to aid in Alabama’s...

    Study group to ‘gather detailed information’ on gaming expansion in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed Executive Order 719, which formed the Study Group for Gambling Policy. The Study Group is...

    Flags to be flown at half-staff for fallen officer O’Rear

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff this Monday, Feb. 10 in...

    Hanceville awarded $250K for Commercial St. drainage, repaving

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville has been awarded $250,000 for resurfacing of and drainage work on Commercial Street from U.S. Highway 31...

    Doctor: ‘I consider Governor Ivey to be cured’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey's physician on Wednesday said he considers Ivey to be cured from the lung cancer for which she was...

    Gov. Ivey awards $1M for 2020 Census outreach; $40K to City...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday announced that she has awarded $1 million to support efforts to promote, educate and encourage participation...

    Ivey proclaims Nov. 30 Small Business Saturday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation to formally declare Nov. 30, 2019 Small Business Saturday in the state of Alabama....

    (Updated) Cullman awarded $450K, Hanceville $250K CDBG grants

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    Updated 11-20-19 at 1:32 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced $18.7 million in grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)...

    Ivey to host 70th annual Turkey Pardoning Monday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday will host the annual Turkey Pardoning, an Alabama tradition dating back 70 years. During the event,...

    Alabama reaches record low 2.8% unemployment rate; Cullman County rate falls...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama reached a new record low unemployment rate in October. Alabama’s...

    City awarded $350K for Nesmith Park renovation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced grants totaling $2.6 million will go to 12 Alabama communities to improve outdoor recreational facilities....

    Ivey presented with Roadmap to STEM Success

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey this week was presented with a plan to improve STEM education across the state and create a workforce...

    Ivey announces record number of Alabama foster care adoptions

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that Alabama again reported a record number of foster care adoptions. In Fiscal Year 2019,...

    Ivey awards $22K grant to Agriplex for solar panels

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $367,050 to help local governments, public schools and nonprofit groups cut expenses by making...

    Ivey awards more than $1.4M to 7 Alabama Drug Enforcement Task...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday announced more than $1.4 million in grants is being awarded to continue the fight to reduce...

    Ivey: ‘President Trump has my steadfast and full support’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a statement in support of President Donald Trump. Below is Ivey’s statement in full. “We are witnessing...

    Ivey’s office to offer $5K reward for information on missing 3-year-old...

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    See latest on the abduction of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney here, from The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM-13. MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday issued...

    Ivey visits Winston County to recognize its Alabama Bicentennial Schools

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    DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday visited Double Springs to recognize Winston County’s Bicentennial Schools: Haleyville City Schools, Winston County...

    Ivey urges Alabama citizens to obtain STAR ID before Oct. 1,...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Sec. Hal Taylor on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to a federal...

    Ivey awards $20K grant to Victim Services of Cullman 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $192,434 to help three north Alabama organizations continue offering programs to prevent abuse and...

    Ivey announces report ranks Alabama no. 1 for jobs from foreign...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services...

    Ivey awards $686K grant to help victims in Cullman, Winston Counties 

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $686,265 grant to support an organization that aids victims of domestic violence and sexual assault...

    Ivey awards $3.35M to Alabama CASA

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $3.35 million grant to support advocacy services for abused, abandoned and neglected children in Alabama. The...