Christine Killimayer joined the WHNT News 19 team in July 2010 as half of the brand new sports department.

She comes to the Tennessee Valley from Las Vegas, where she worked as a multimedia sports journalist for the Greenspun Corporation. Prior to that, Christine was a sports anchor and reporter at KTKA in Topeka, Kan.

A native of Latrobe, Pa., Christine graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a degree in broadcast news.

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    James Clemens band receives rare invite to march in London parade

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The James Clemens High School band received the invitation of a lifetime on Thursday. Westminster Lord Mayor Catherine Longworth made the overseas trip to formally present the Jets with an offer to march in London’s 2017 New Year’s parade at a ceremony in the school’s auditorium. “Only the best schools get invited, so James Clemens is definitely one of them,” she said. Parade Founder and Executive Director Robert Bone also attended the event. Parade patrons select […]

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    Huntsville Utilities, TVA providing home energy makeovers for low-income customers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands of low-income customers are getting an energy makeover thanks to Huntsville Utilities. The company won an $11.7 million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority to help make 1,104 houses in Huntsville and Madison County more energy efficient. “The power bill is one of the things that you look at on a day-to-day basis that takes food off the table, makes it where families have to make choices,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. Huntsville Utilities officials aggressively […]

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    Ability Plus opens innovative Behavior Services Center in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Ability Plus celebrated a cutting-edge step in expanding its services on Tuesday. Officials held a ribbon cutting for the new Behavior Services Center. The non-profit organization has been working with individuals within the community with intellectual disabilities for more than a decade. With the new center, though, the facility continues to advance their treatment. The center will provide behavioral therapy for individuals with autism and development disabilities. “Currently, behavior analysis is considered the most effective treatment for those […]


    Madison city leaders introduce FY2016 budget

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison leaders continue to discuss the city’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As the city turns the fiscal year calendar, it is closing 2015 in a record-setting way. “Revenues are looking outstanding this year for 2015,” said Mayor Troy Trulock. “One more month left to go, but we’re on track to have the best revenue year in eight years for the city of Madison.” In 2016, city leaders are projecting less than $30 million in expenditures and […]

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    Huntsville Speedway needs your help to bring racing back

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The sounds of engines revving could soon be returning to the Huntsville Speedway. “The track’s just been closed so long now that, I think it’s time to get it opened back up,” said new manager Robbie Edger. After more than two race-less years, there is new life at the speedway, though not all of it is wanted. Greenery overruns the stands and some critters have settled into the offices. To help get the track rolling again, […]

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    Madison City Schools boasts record National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, despite ‘target’ on back

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City School leaders beamed with pride Wednesday as they announced the district’s state-leading 35 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The merit qualifiers are from the 2016 graduating class and represent each of the system’s elementary and middle schools. “As far as our National Merit Semifinalists, they are community grown kids and we’re very proud of all of them,” said James Clemens Principal Brian Clayton. The mark is also a 59 percent increase from last year’s semifinalists. […]

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    Huntsville police body cameras, other department funding stand out in ‘vanilla’ budget

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville leaders are once again taking a conservative approach when it comes to the city’s annual budget. “The difference in this budget versus the last budget really is more the same,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It is a very vanilla budget.” A key topic for discussion at Thursday’s city council work session was the promised purchase of police officer body cameras. The item is not in the upcoming FY2016 budget, but that is because the city […]

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    Lawrence County, East Lawrence football teams still feeling effects of 7 OT game

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Red Devil Stadium sat silent and serene Wednesday evening, but less than a week ago, the place was rocking.  Cross-county rivals East Lawrence and Lawrence County battled it out in an epic seven overtime thriller on Friday. “You’ll never feel that feeling again,” said East Lawrence linebacker Adam Terry. The Red Devils stopped the Eagles in the seventh OT to win 62-54. “This was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” said Lawrence […]

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    Governor says divorce will not be a ‘distraction’ for state issues

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, whose wife has filed for divorce, says he will not let  “distractions” get in the way of his push for policy and budget changes in the state. Bentley spoke Monday to members of his cabinet regarding his plans for a special legislative session next month. On Friday, the governor’s wife of 50 years, Dianne Bentley, filed for divorce saying their marriage had suffered an irretrievable breakdown. The governor did not directly mention the […]


    Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle introduces FY2016 budget

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle introduced the City’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget at Thursday’s city council meeting. The $334 million total budget includes $192 million in operating funds.  This figure represents a $4 million, or 2 percent, increase over the FY15 operating budget. It projects a three percent increase in sales tax revenues, which will be largely absorbed by employee costs and mandatory increases in operating costs. While lean, the budget does provide a modest increase in funding for […]

  • Huntsville firefighters still waiting for pay parity vote

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The fight for equal pay has been reignited. It is a blaze the Huntsville Firefighters Association has been battling for more than 14 months. “It’s kind of ridiculous that it’s gone on this long, this particular issue,” said Association President Steve Jones. The group wants to see salaries for four positions within the fire department equal the base wages for their police counterparts. However, a recent job reclassification audit did not justify a pay bump for […]

  • Community members can continue to sit with the memory of State Rep. Dan Williams

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – The Athens-Limestone Public Library opened its doors eight months ago. Its new location is less than two miles from where Dan Williams was born and less than a mile from where he passed. Fitting because “Mayor Dan” loved to be at the center of it all. “He would love it, too, because it’s right here in the middle of town, which is where he wanted to be all the time,” said Dan’s son, Daniel. The state […]


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