Lee Sentell

Stan Ingold

If you ask residents of Illinois what product that state is best known for, the answer might be farm equipment. Illinois, after all, is the home of John Deere. Kentucky might point to Bourbon Whiskey, and Wisconsin is the headquarters of Harley Davidson motorcycles. The state of Alabama has a few homegrown products you might not know about.

Lieutenant Governor of Alabama

Alabama's 200th birthday is coming up, and the state is looking for someone to be in charge of the party.

Directors of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission are now accepting resumes for the position of executive director.

The vice chairman of the commission, state Tourism Director Lee Sentell, said Saturday the celebration will culminate in 2019. That's the 200th anniversary of Alabama's establishment as a state in 1819.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Supporters of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame have set a target date to reopen the tourist attraction.

The Music Hall of Fame board members hope to reopen the facility in Tuscumbia by Oct. 17.

State Tourism Director Lee Sentell said the date is one day before the opening of the documentary "Muscle Shoals" in Birmingham. Sentell said Oct. 17 is a tentative date that could change.