Governor Kay Ivey to visit Fayette

Governor Kay Ivey will speak at the Fayette County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 21.

Governor Kay Ivey will be in Fayette on Monday, Oct. 21 to speak to the citizens of the county as part of her tour celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial. Ivey will deliver a short speech in front of the Fayette County Courthouse at 9:30 a.m, then spend a few minutes visiting with local residents before moving on to her next stop.


Governor Ivey signs broadband internet bill

Several legislative leaders watch as Governor Kay Ivey signs the “The Rural Broadband Initiative,” including Senator Greg Reed (far right).E

In a major step towards continued expansion of broadband internet service in rural Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 90 into law. Sponsored by Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), SB90 expands an existing grant program under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, which was established by the Legislature in 2018.


Ivey awards grant to help victims of abuse, violent crime

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $700,000 grant for a new way to help victims of sexual abuse and violent crime better cope with the fallout and the anxieties that can come with criminal justice proceedings. The Office of Prosecution Services is using grant funds to place Certified Facility Dogs throughout the state. Four facilities in Chilton, Houston, Montgomery and Madison counties will house, train, transport and care for the service dogs, which can be deployed to any of the 67 counties in Alabama.