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News Release: 1/29/2021

 
VACCINE UPDATE VIA NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECEVING A VACCINE, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN APPOINTMENT AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
 
 
ONCE APPOINTMENT IS SET, PLEASE BRING THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT TO APPOINTMENT
 
We are asking members to take a moment and please fill out a survey for U of L Health Shelbyville Hospital
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 17TH - MORNING MIXER @ SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCH 1ST -
RIBBON CUTTING @ SERVPRO
 
***PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL EVENTS GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED TO ALLOW GATHERINGS, MASKS TO BE WORN WHEN UNABLE TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, TEMPERATURE CHECKS WHEN ENTERING FACILITIES AND CONTACT LOG MAY BE KEPT AT HOSTS DISCRETION. ***
 
Want your chance to promote your business on Great Day Live presented by WHAS?
 
 
SHELBY COUNTY UPDATES
 
So much going on at SCPS!
 
Shelby Speaks: The Concurrency in Our Classrooms. Teachers share how they are utilizing technology to manage teaching synchronous, asynchronous and concurrent lessons. CLICK HERE
 
Spectrum News did a story on Denise McElroy who is up for a Presidential teaching award: CLICK HERE
 
I included information about Pre-School screenings which are happening today and February 5th. 
 
Also -- the Shelby County Education Foundation is reviving the Dogwood Festival for April 24th, 2021. CLICK HERE to learn more! Become a vendor or a sponsor for the event! Call Cyndi Skellie at 633.2375 if you have questions!
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 918 Cases Total (72 active)
Shelby - 3759 Cases Total (204 active)
Spencer - 1263 Cases Total (98 active)
Trimble - 525 Cases Total (31 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 5985
 
 
SBA BUSINESS HELP
 
SBA Resources for Your Recovery
 
1st and 2nd Draw PPP Loans now available! Find a lender & more information here:
 
EIDL now available through December 31, 2021: for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue- More info here:
 
Do you have a 7(a), 504 or Micro Loan already? Debt    Relief is available:
 
Applying for an EIDL loan and need funds? The Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly:
 
Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million:
 
Governor Update
JANUARY 28th, 2021
 
Case Details
355,877 total cases
76,537 probable
279,340 confirmed
2947 new cases
921 probable
2026 confirmed
3611 total deaths
300 probable deaths
3311 confirmed
69 new deaths
6 probable
63 confirmed
13 duplication
3,985,343 have been tested
263,006 positive tests total
42,684 at least recovered cases
9.04% positive rate
1561 hospitalized
370 in ICU
205 on ventilators
 
KENTUCKY MORTALITY RATE 1%
NATIONAL MORTALITY RATE 1.7%
WORLDWIDE MORTALITY RATE 2.2%
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 433
  • Fayette 218
  • Kenton 138
  • Daviess 104
  • Greenup 104
 
 
VACCINE UPDATE
  • Kentucky is working to be the fastest state to vaccinate school staff
  • Issued 88% of the initial doses sent to Kentucky
  • Will receive 17% increase in the number of vaccines being sent for the next 3 weeks
  • Currently can vaccinate 250,000 people per week yet only receiving enough to vaccinate 56,000 per week
  • All long term care facilities, skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been vaccinated, if not, please call the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Starting to take sign up's for participating Kroger's to be able to vaccinate for Phase 1A, 1B and 1C
  • Visit www.vaccine.ky.gov to fill out questionnaire if interested in receiving vaccine
  • Beginning February 1, will be able to start scheduling appointments for Phase 1C as they have time and vaccines available
 
VACCINE PHASES
The planned vaccination phases are:
  • Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
  • Phase 1b: First responders, Kentuckians age >= 70, K-12 school personnel
  • Phase 1c: Kentuckians age >= 60, anyone older than 16 with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk conditions for COVID-19, all essential workers
  • Phase 2: Age >= 40
  • Phase 3: Age >= 16
  • Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNEMPLOYMENT UPDATE
  • Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation
  • May qualify for additional $100 per week in addition to $300 per week Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
  • To be eligible, claimants must:
  • Have received at least $5,000 of self-employment income in the most recent taxable year prior to the individual’s application for regular unemployment benefits
  • Receive an unemployment insurance (UI) benefit – other than Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) – for which FPUC is payable
  • Submit documentation (1099, quarterly tax filings for base period, paycheck stubs, invoices, etc.) substantiating their self-employment income
  • MEUC is payable beginning with weeks of unemployment no earlier than week ending, Jan. 2, 2021. The MEUC program expires on March 14, 2021. This means that the last payable week for MEUC is week ending, March 13, 2021. To apply, log in to a UI account. There is a section under My Account that says File for MEUC.
  • 1,542,008 total unemployment claims filed
  • 40,748 are still in pending phase
  • Payments are being delayed dur to having to set up new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments that will give the additional $300 per week to those who qualify
  • If you have received benefits on debit card, those funds will end this week
  • Any funds on debit cards must be used before end of February
  • All payments must now only be direct deposit or a paper check
  • Will need to log in to account and change information
 
COVID-19 B117 strand has be detected in Kentucky, this new strand is NOT more dangerous yet appears to be more contagious
 
Governor donated $15,673 to Feeding Kentucky Fund
 
$2.5 million grant to upgrade waterlines in Eastern Kentucky
 
1200 Jefferson County Public Schools teachers and facility were vaccinated in one day
 
3300 American Flags were flown at the Capitol to represent all the Kentuckians lost due to COVID
 
Utility Assistance
  • $38 million available to local governments with overdue utilities
  • Can request up to $200,000 in assistance for their community
  • Households will be eligible for up to $250 for 6 consecutive month
  • Live in approved county or city limits
  • Financially impacted by COVID
  • Struggling to pay water, sewer, electric and/or gas
  • Received a disconnect notice between January 21, 2020 to present date
 
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Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Victoria Broadus
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 
 
 
Don't forget, we are offering FREE radio spotlights to our members!
 
All you have to do is email Beth to get the ball rolling!
 
LOUISVILLE (January 18, 2021) – Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, a leading provider of plumbing and HVAC services that serves the greater Louisville area, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pacific Plumbing, a plumbing service provider that has operated around Louisville for 10 years. The acquisition comes as Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling continues its focus on expanding its team in Kentucky.
 
“Pacific Plumbing operates with the customer as the top priority,” said Jacob Huck, president of Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. “It is this commitment to making the customer experience a positive one each and every time – which can be difficult in the plumbing industry – that drew us to the company. We’re looking forward to continuing to provide that exemplary level of customer service to those Pacific Plumbing served.”
 
Jack Graham, owner of Pacific Plumbing, will be integrated into the Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling team.
 
“I have always valued turning first-time customers into repeat customers,” said Graham. “Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has a long list of customers who come to them year after year, and that’s a testament to their ability to provide great customer service and expertise. I know Pacific Plumbing’s existing customers will continue to receive only the best, and I’m thrilled about that.”
 
For more information about Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, visit https://jarboes.com/
 
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About Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is a leading provider of 24/7 heating, cooling and plumbing services. The company is operated by Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber in Indiana, which also operates Thomas Galbraith Heating, Cooling and Plumbing in Ohio. The team of HVAC and plumbing experts at Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling have been trusted to provide quality, affordable services since 1986. 
KY Chamber
 
Local Chamber Network,
 
We know that transportation infrastructure investment is a critical issue for the business community. The Kentucky Chamber is once again leading the effort to increase revenues for our transportation system. We need your help! Legislators always want to hear from their constituents back home, including the business community. Attached is a draft letter advocating for increasing transportation revenue. It would be wonderful if you can share this with your legislators. It is our goal at the state level to engage every community in the infrastructure conversation. We have to empower our elected officials to act now, during the 2021 session, to support our road projects. If you send it to your legislators, please send me a copy of each letter. Cities and counties are passing resolutions in support of the effort too. 
 
Another necessary coalition that the Kentucky Chamber is a part of is the Partnership for Commonsense Justice (PJC). The Chamber has endorsed Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers. 
Below is the liability paragraph to share with your members:
 
Legal Liability and COVID-19 Campaign:
The Kentucky Chamber is a member of the Partnership for Commonsense Justice, a coalition of job creators, healthcare providers, and community leaders spreading the message of the need for meaningful legal reform in Kentucky. COVID-19 has severely hurt Kentucky’s economy. We need to be proactive in getting our economy back on track. COVID-related issues are sure to dominate the upcoming legislative session. We need our legislators to support reasonable limits on COVID litigation to help us create new jobs and protect the jobs we have. The coalition will focus on passing meaningful legal reforms that will create #jobsnotlawsuits for Kentucky. Join the coalition network for free for opportunities to engage with your legislator on COVID-19 liability legislation and stay informed on the rapidly-changing legal reform issue.  
 
Let me know if you have questions about either of these.
 
Thank you,
 
 
 
 
Amy Cloud | Executive Director
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives
464 Chenault Road Frankfort KY 40601
D: (502) 848-8738 | C: (859) 519-6411
 
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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