Gov. Kay Ivey

Ivey awards grants to help young victims

MONTGOMERY -  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $378,605 grant to assist a non-profit organization that helps children in Marion and Walker counties who are victims of abuse or who have witnessed violence.
The Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center will use the grant funds to continue providing forensic interviews, therapy and advocacy to victims of sexual or physical abuse and their families at no cost.
“Victims of these horrible crimes should have access to help specifically tailored to fit their needs,” said Ivey.

Gov. Ivey, DA Slatton announce $6.3M grant for victims assistance

Shown at the Friday, Dec. 7, announcement by Gov. Kay Ivey concerning the awarding of a $6.3 million state grant that will allow Alabama District Attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crime are (from left) 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton, Ivey, Marion County Victim Service Officer Gena Holloway and Winston County Victim Service Officer Tammy Miller.

MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Friday, Dec. 7, the awarding of a $6.3 million state grant that will allow Alabama district attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crime.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, in the Old House Chamber, Ivey noted the need for more assistance for crime victims.

Ivey awards $450k to fund Ragsdale Housing repairs

The City of Hamilton was presented a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant on Friday, Oct. 26, at the State Capitol. Shown at grant check’s presentation are (from left) Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG) Executive Director Keith Jones, Sen. Larry Stutts, Gov. Kay Ivey, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Kenneth Boswell, Hamilton attorney Scott Hunt and NACOLG Community Development Specialist Heath King.

HAMILTON - The City of Hamilton was awarded a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by Gov. Kay Ivey for infrastructure repairs at the Ragsdale Hamilton Housing Authority, located on Highway 278 East.
The grant was presented to Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, Hamilton attorney Scott Hunt and Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, by Ivey in Montgomery at the State Capitol on Friday, Oct 26.
The repairs on the  housing location will include sewer, water, street and drainage, which are reportedly more than 60 years old.

Funds will benefit new shelter

MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that 16 programs throughout the state that assist domestic violence victims will receive a total of $1.5 million in funding from the state’s Domestic Violence Trust Fund.
Safeplace, Inc., which assists victims from Marion County and which will be opening an emergency housing shelter in the county in early 2019, will receive between $80,000 and $100,000 of these funds.

Column: Ivey’s step in the right direction

Last week Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a memorandum to the state comptroller that tax-payer dollars intended to feed county inmates should go into a county account and not the sheriff’s personal account.
Alabama sheriffs are given $1.75 to feed each of the inmates in their care. The sheriff gets to keep any leftover money without any oversight as to where that money goes or how it is spent.


Ivey not the last word on jail food funds

• Legislature will have to act to change laws

HAMILTON - Despite fanatical conclusions, Gov. Kay Ivey has not and cannot executively end the state’s inmate meal predicament.
According to press reports, Ivey directed the state comptroller’s office on Tuesday, July 10, to stop depositing jail food money into personal accounts of Alabama sheriffs and instead, deposit it into official county accounts.