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    Ivey approves Alabama National Guard to send up to 50 support...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, ahead of Hurricane Dorian, announced that she has approved the Alabama National Guard to send up...

    Shedd weighs in on Ivey apology

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview weighed in Friday morning about the apology Gov. Kay Ivey's issued Thursday. Ivey's apology referenced a racist skit...

    Ivey apologizes for racist skit in college

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday issued an apology for a racist skit she took part in in 1967 while a student...

    Alabama opens business development office in Stuttgart, Germany

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday that the Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany to...

    Alabama sets new record low unemployment rate at 3.3%; Cullman’s rate...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama set four new economic records in July, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday.  July’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is...

    ‘Vitally important’: Gov. Ivey, U.S. Census Director visit Cullman to promote...

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    "Folks, if we turn out at the rate we did in 2000, we will lose two congressional seats. If we turn out to...

    Governor awards $308K grant to aid crime victims

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      MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $308,904 grant to the Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) Angel House in Montgomery to...

    New Alabama law requires CDL programs to teach drivers how to...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Monday, Aug. 12, Gov. Kay Ivey held an official signing ceremony to give public recognition to several bills passed during...

    ‘Thank you, Cullman County, for loving children in our community as much...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey last week awarded $419,214.21 in federal funds allotted to the state for crime victims’ services to Brooks’ Place,...

    Gov. Ivey awards $390K grant to assist sexual assault victims across...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $390,599 grant to support the Alabama Coalition Against Rape, a nonprofit organization that assists victims...

    Ivey awards $419K to Brooks’ Place

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $419,214.21 to Brooks’ Place, the Child Advocacy Center in Cullman. Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview announced the award...

    Alabama sets 5 economic records in June; state unemployment 3.5%, Cullman...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama set five new economic records in June, Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday.  June’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is...

    Record low 3.7% unemployment rate in Alabama; Cullman County rate drops...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor on Friday released the state’s unemployment data for May 2019. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted May unemployment...

    Gov. Ivey announces auto supplier YKTA to create 650 jobs at...

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives from auto supplier Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama (YKTA) at a ceremony in Huntsville Wednesday to announce...

    AGCO/GSI bringing new product line to Bremen; $5.7M investment will bring...

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    BREMEN, Ala. - “I have a message today from Bremen, Alabama to the entire globe- rural Alabama is open for business!” exclaimed Gov. Kay...

    Toyota Boshoku to build $40 million Athens manufacturing facility, creating 400...

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    ATHENS, Ala. -  Gov. Kay Ivey joined representatives of Toyota Boshoku America and local leaders in Limestone County Wednesday to announce that the global...

    Gov. Ivey kicks off yearlong Alabama Counts 2020 census initiative

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – More than 200 mayors, county commissioners, legislators and other community leaders from across Alabama joined Governor Kay Ivey today to kick...

    Ivey awards grant to help victims of abuse, violent crime through...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $700,000 grant for a new way to help victims of sexual abuse and violent crime...

    Cullman GOP votes to oppose Ivey’s proposed gas tax hike

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Republican Party Executive Committee voted Tuesday night to oppose Gov. Kay Ivey's proposed 10-cent gas tax increase, following...

    Gov. Ivey calls Alabama Legislature into Special Session

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Following tonight’s adjournment of the Alabama Legislature, Governor Kay Ivey called a Special Session to tackle Alabama’s ongoing infrastructure issues. The Special...

    President Trump approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Lee County

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    President Donald Trump/ Courtesy of NBC News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In response to Gov. Kay Ivey’s request on March 4, President Donald Trump approved a...

    Gov. Ivey announces Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan, calls for 10-cent fuel...

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    MAPLESVILLE, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced her Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan, which proposes a 10-cent increase in Alabama’s fuel tax with...

    Ivey issues State of Emergency due to flooding and potential severe...

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (file photo courtesy of Governor's Office, Sydney A. Foster) MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency...

    Ivey calls for increased correctional staffing, 3 new prisons; Shedd responds

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    Gov. Kay Ivey (Cullman Tribune file photo) MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued an op-ed entitled "An Alabama Solution to an Alabama...

    Gov. Ivey and Blue Origin team break ground on new world-class...

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    Pictured is a Blue Engine 4, or BE-4, which will be manufactured at Blue Origin's Huntsville facility. (Photo courtesy of Blue Origin) HUNTSVILLE – Gov....

    Ivey awards grants to support sexual assault, domestic violence victims

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    Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Alabama Coalition Against Rape MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $208,282 to help ensure victims of sexual assault...

    Ivey comments on appointment of Brad Mendheim to Alabama Supreme Court

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    Judge Brad Mendheim (State of Alabama) MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday released a statement on the appointment of Brad Mendheim to fill a...

    Ivey awards nearly $2.5M for emergency housing assistance

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing and to assist others who...

    Ivey launches year of Alabama Bicentennial

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    Gov. Kay Ivey (Office of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey) MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey launched the year of Alabama’s Bicentennial at the Alabama State Capitol...

    Ivey awards $46.6M to help low-income residents with heating costs

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $46.6 million in grants to assist low-income families in Alabama with energy bills. The grants, issued...

    Ivey awards $3.1M to assist low-income residents

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the award of grants totaling $3.1 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to...

    Gov. Ivey awards $6.3M to help crime victims statewide

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    Tribune file photo MONTGOMERY - Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the award of a $6.3 million grant to support crime victims, as they navigate...

    Ivey proclaims Nov. 24 Small Business Saturday

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    Gov. Ivey signs the Small Business Saturday proclamation. Also pictured are L.D. Ralph, deputy district director, Alabama District, U.S. Small Business Administration; Charlotte Meadows,...

    Office of Gov. Kay Ivey announces death of Alabama First Dog...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey with Bear (Office of Gov. Kay Ivey) MONTGOMERY - The Office of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is sad to announce the death...

    Ivey breaks ground on Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville, state’s largest...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony in Huntsville (Office of Gov. Kay Ivey) MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota...

    ‘I am fine! Fine and revved up!’ Gov. Ivey makes whistle-stop...

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    Gov. Ivey addressed a crowd of supporters from the front steps of the Cullman County Courthouse Friday evening. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN...

    Kay Ivey making campaign stop in Cullman this evening, Friday, Oct....

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will make a campaign stop in Cullman tonight, Friday, Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Governor's Office, Sydney A. Foster) CULLMAN -...

    Ivey awards $291K grant to Cullman Co. for Stony Lonesome facility

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    Gov. Kay Ivey awarded the Cullman County Commission $291,294 to construct a bathhouse/restroom facility at Stony Lonesome OHV Park. (Tribune file photo) MONTGOMERY - Gov....

    (UPDATED) Wallace State receives $2M grant for new technical education center

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    Concept art shows the planned technical education center at Wallace State in Hanceville. (Courtesy of Wallace State) HANCEVILLE – Wallace State's long-term goal of opening...

    Ivey establishes statewide group to prepare Alabama for maximum participation in...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, signs Executive Order 715, which establishes the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee. MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey...

    Chamber offering seminar as ridesharing service Lyft expands to Cullman area

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    Image courtesy of Lyft CULLMAN - Catching a lift is about to get a whole lot easier in the Cullman area. Months after Alabama Gov. Kay...

    Gov. Ivey awards $125K grant to Cullman County Board of Education

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey announced $784,991 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants to support programs and purchase new equipment that will help students...

    Ivey awards $200K to replace aging sewer lines at Cullman High

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced grants totaling $1.55 million for eight Alabama communities. Cullman High School will receive $200,000 to replace...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in...

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in...

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number...

    Ivey announces BAE Systems to create ‘hundreds of new jobs’ in...

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    LONDON – Gov. Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number...

    Cullman sheriff: jail food issue must be decided at the polls

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    Sheriff Matt Gentry walks U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama through the Cullman County Detention Center kitchen on March 27, 2018. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN -...

    Ivey announces Shipt to create 881 jobs in major expansion in...

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    BIRMINGHAM – Gov. Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials on Thursday to announce that the company plans...

    Gov. Ivey awards $390K to Alabama Coalition Against Rape

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $390,972 to the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), a statewide nonprofit organization that assists victims of sexual...

    Ivey: Ridesharing law effective across Alabama July 1

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and supporters at the March 1, 2018 statewide ridesharing bill signing ceremony. The law goes into effect on Sunday, July 1....

    LG Electronics to open Alabama solar panel plant in Huntsville, creating...

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that LG Electronics, a leading provider of residential solar panels in the United States, plans to invest...

    U.S. Supreme Court says states can require online-only retailers to collect...

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    MONTGOMERY - In a landmark ruling in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a 26-year-old decision...

    Ivey: Facebook to invest $750 million in new data center in...

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    Artist rendering of the Huntsville data center HUNTSVILLE – Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Thursday that Facebook will invest $750 million to build a data...

    Alabama unemployment rate steady at 3.8%; Cullman County’s rate dips to...

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey’s office released the state’s April 2018 unemployment numbers Friday morning. According to the state, Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted April...

    Trump approves major disaster declaration for Cullman, Calhoun, Etowah and St....

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    CLANTON – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that President Trump has approved a major disaster declaration in response to the severe weather and tornadoes...

    Ivey requests FEMA assistance for Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah and St. Clair...

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed a letter formally requesting disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah...

    Ivey awards grants to Addison, Double Springs, Hanceville for police equipment

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    MONTGOMERY - The office of Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that Ivey has awarded grants totaling $41,371 to provide equipment for three police departments...

    OP-ED: Gov. Kay Ivey: 1 year in, serving Alabama

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey / Courtesy of "Governor Kay Ivey's First Year" April 10, 2018, marks one year since I unexpectedly became governor. With only...

    Ivey signs Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act to provide better broadband access...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act into law on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. / Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office MONTGOMERY -...

    State’s February unemployment rate maintains record low of 3.7%; Cullman’s rate...

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    MONTGOMERY - The office of Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent,...

    Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency following severe weather

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    Gov. Ivey signs the State of Emergency proclamation. / Photo credit: Governor’s Office, Sydney Foster MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of...

    Ivey unveils ‘Smart on Safety Initiative’ aimed at protecting schoolchildren

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    Gov. Ivey signs Executive Order 713 during the “Smart on Safety Initiative” press conference Tuesday in Montgomery. (Photo: Governor’s Office, Jamie Martin) MONTGOMERY – Gov....

    Gov. Kay Ivey signs statewide ridesharing bill into law

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    Gov. Kay Ivey waves from the seat of an Uber/Lyft car, before riding to ceremonially sign HB190 at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Thursday,...

    Alabama has largest annual average unemployment rate drop in nation

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    MONTGOMERY – Alabama Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington on Wednesday announced that Alabama experienced the largest over the year unemployment rate drop, based on annual...

    Topre announces $80M expansion; Ivey in Cullman

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    Gov. Kay Ivey and Topre America President Hideo Shimizu cut the ribbon on Topre’s new building, and celebrated the company’s newly-announced $80 million expansion...

    Ivey expedites signing of bill as part of Toyota-Mazda incentives package

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    Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, Gov. Kay Ivey and Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur during the signing of Senate Bill 98 / Governor’s Office, Hal Yeager MONTGOMERY...

    Ivey awards City of Cullman $450K for completion of Brunner Street...

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    Gov. Kay Ivey, Cullman Economic Development Agency’s Jamie Troutman and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell in Montgomery / Governor's Office, Hal Yeager MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay...

    Sheriff’s office to receive new K-9 unit and patrol vehicle with...

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    MONTGOMERY - Six law enforcement agencies across north Alabama are set to receive upgraded equipment thanks to $144,000 in grants awarded by Gov. Kay...

    Governor Ivey urges employers to hire veterans, apply for federal designation

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has joined U.S. Labor Sec. Alexander Acosta and Alabama Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington in urging employers to recruit and...

    UPDATE: Gov. Ivey responds to Hanceville mayor’s comments

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    CULLMAN - As controversy swirls around today's news that Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman this morning called for Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail's immediate resignation over...

    Bussman to Nail: Resign immediately

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    The picture that started the controversy / Facebook UPDATE: Gov. Ivey responds. CULLMAN - Alabama Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman on Friday called on Hanceville Mayor Kenneth...

    Cullman County unemployment rate dips to 2.8%

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    MONTGOMERY -  December’s state unemployment numbers were released Friday morning, with Alabama maintaining November’s rate of 3.5 percent, a record low, and Cullman County’s...

    Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency in preparation for winter weather

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency, effective at 6 p.m. Monday, for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential...

    How new Toyota/Mazda plant will benefit Cullman

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    L-R: Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Mazda Motor Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Masamichi Kogai, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Toyota Motor Corporation...

    Cullman Regional responds to Ivey’s State Public Health Emergency declaration

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    CULLMAN - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday declared a State Public Health Emergency due to this season's widespread outbreak of the influenza virus....

    Widespread flu outbreak prompts Gov. Ivey to declare State Public Health...

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    MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday declared a State Public Health Emergency due to this season's widespread outbreak of the influenza virus....

    Governor awards $2.3 million to assist low-income residents

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    MONTGOMERY- Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2.3 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve...

    Governor announces Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative

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    Photo courtesy of Alabama 200 MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey this month announced the Alabama Bicentennial Schools education initiative. The initiative is designed to encourage...

    West Point awarded $120K grant for turn lane, infrastructure

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    Pictured is West Point Mayor Kenneth Kilgo. / Tribune file photo Edited 12-27-17 for clarity WEST POINT - The Town of West Point has been awarded...

    Alabama unemployment hits record low 3.5%; Cullman Co. steady at 3%

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    MONTGOMERY – The state’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.5 percent, a new record, according to a media release from Gov. Kay Ivey. Cullman...

    Ivey awards more than $37M to help low-income families with energy...

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    MONTGOMERY – With the first real surge of winter weather in Alabama last week, Gov. Kay Ivey is awarding $37.3 million in grants to...

    Today’s the day: Moore or Jones?

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    Months of campaigning, a lot of it ugly, come to an end today, as Alabama voters head to the polls to decide between embattled...

    Duck River project awarded $193K, Stony Lonesome $550K, in state grants

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    Stony Lonesome Park Manager Tyler Lindsey offers advice to a driver on how to make it up Donkey Punch, one of the park's hills....

    Gov. Ivey proclaims Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has signed a proclamation formally declaring Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday in Alabama. Small Business Saturday is designed...

    Gov. Ivey kicks off Farm-City Week with tree planting

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    Gov. Kay Ivey kicked off Farm-City Week by joining members of Rotary, Alabama Farm-City and Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) for a ceremonial tree...

    State’s Oct. unemployment rate record low 3.6%; Cullman Co. at 3%

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey’s office Friday morning released the state’s latest unemployment numbers. According to the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL), Alabama’s preliminary,...

    Developer, Marine veteran Roy Drinkard receives key to the city

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    Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Roy Drinkard and Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs at Friday evening’s event where Drinkard received a key to the city...

    OP-ED: In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

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    Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice. Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out...

    Gov. Ivey promotes Veterans Day through proclamation and executive order

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    Gov. Kay Ivey signs Executive Order 712; pictured to the far left is Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clyde Marsh and to the...

    Ivey awards $3.8M to aid abuse victims statewide; almost $27K to...

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey this week awarded $3.8 million to 49 nonprofits statewide which offer a variety of assistance at no cost to...

    Ivey awards $1.3M for new state drug task force; Cullman 1...

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    MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.3 million to establish a new drug task force that will operate throughout the state...

    AL unemployment rate at historic low 3.8%; Cullman County second lowest...

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.8 percent, down from August’s rate of 4.2...

    ADECA head in Cullman: stresses importance of broadband, upcoming census

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    ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell, left, shares a laugh with Wallace State Vice President Dr. Tomesa Smith, center, and Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail, right, on...

    Gov. Ivey: Alabama to join FirstNet First Responder Network

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    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to...

    Ivey: Alabama first state to roll out nationally-recognized manufacturing credentials at...

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    BIRMINGHAM – Gov. Kay Ivey, while speaking at the Southern Automotive Conference Friday, announced that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), through a partnership...

    Governor Ivey issues statewide State of Emergency ahead of Tropical Storm...

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    MONTGOMERY– Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday issued a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of the potential impacts for Tropical Storm Nate. According to...

    Gov. Ivey comments on U.S. Senate primary runoff

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday released the following statement on the U.S. Senate primary runoff: “One of my first acts as governor was...

    Ivey names Brian Hastings director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has named Brian Hastings director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. Hastings recently retired, with the rank of colonel,...

    Special Election 2017: meet the candidates

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    Democrat Doug Jones, left, and Republican Roy Moore, right, are the leading challengers for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Luther Strange, center....

    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has harsh words for Democrats at area...

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    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks talks about the American economy.   CULLMAN - The Cullman County Republican Party held its monthly breakfast meeting at the Cullman Elks...