Lt. Governor Kay Ivey to speak in Jasper Thursday night
by David Lazenby
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Kay Ivey speaks to a Cordova resident on a visit to the city after April’s tornadoes. The lieutenant governor is returning to Jasper Thursday to speak at the Community Health System Activities  Building. Photo by: James Phillips
Kay Ivey speaks to a Cordova resident on a visit to the city after April’s tornadoes. The lieutenant governor is returning to Jasper Thursday to speak at the Community Health System Activities Building. Photo by: James Phillips
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Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will be in Jasper Thursday to talk about the state Legislature’s recent work regarding jobs as well as bills expected to be introduced during the 2012 session.

Ivey will be speaking at the Community Health System Activities Building in downtown Jasper at 6 p.m. Thursday. The cost to attend the event, $25, will include a barbecue dinner.

“Folks in Walker County are very pro business and they seek gainful employment for their people, just like most Alabamians do, and I will be so pleased to provide an update on results of the Legislative session toward those ends,” Ivey said Friday.

Also during the event being sponsored by the Walker County Republican Party, Ivey said she plans to honor the work of local state officials including Sen. Greg Reed (R-Cordova), Rep. Bill Roberts (R- Jasper) and Richard Baughn (R- 14th District)

“I will most definitely call to their attention the effective service by members of Walker County serving the House and the Senate. They are part of a definite new leadership for the great state who focus on solving problems on behalf of the people’s priorities rather than personal, petty politics.”

Linda Ensor, who chairs the Walker County Republican Party, said Baughn, Reed and Roberts are expected to be at the banquet to meet and greet those in attendance.

Also, she said Republicans who have announced their candidacy for the next election also will be allowed to speak at the event.

Ensor added she always looks forward to hearing from Ivey, who has spoken in Jasper on several occasions. The last time Ivey spoke in Jasper was in October while she was campaigning for the Nov. 2 general election in which she beat incumbent Jim Folsom Jr.

“Kay Ivey is a very informative, as well as entertaining speaker,” Ensor said. “We look forward to having her.”

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance by calling Ensor at 221-2026 or Melba Caldwell at 221-6159.

Ivey said after her speech she will take questions from the audience.

“The people of this great state, including Walker County, want to have reality information and they want to be part of solutions,” Ivey said. “We’ll be sharing those opportunities with them.”