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News Release: 10/2/2020

 
 
Click here to view their service project videos explaining how they effected our community by serving to become a better leader. Here are a few!
 
Halie volunteered at Operation Care
Emma volunteered at Associates in Pediatric Therapy
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 3rd - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
 
 
 

October 7th - Morning Mixer at Kentucky Farm Bureau Simpsonville Location
 
 
 
 
 
October 21st - Morning Mixer at BluMine Solutions
 
 
 
 
October 29th -
STAY TUNED FOR A NEW SPECIAL EVENT TAKING PLACE FROM 5-7 PM AT STARGAZER PLAZA!
 
 
 
 
 
November 12th -
Coffee and Conversation
POT OF GOLD EVENT
 
 
 
 
 
November 18th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
 
***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. ***
 
Did you remember to register to vote?
CLICK HERE to register
 
Need to request an absentee ballot?
CLICK HERE to register BEFORE October 9th
 
 
The 30th Annual Kentucky Workers' Compensation Seminar will be here before we know it! We are now offering both in-person and virtual registration options.
 
Are you available Monday, November 16? We'd love to have you.
 
 
Why attend?
Workers' compensation has been and continues to be greatly impacted by COVID-19, much like everything else. Staying up to date is absolutely critical.
 
Remain committed. Invest in professional training.
 
Attendees will receive pertinent and practical tips as well as answers to their most burning workers’ compensation questions. Take a look at the agenda!
 
Who Should Attend:
  • Workers' compensation consultants
  • HR and personnel professionals
  • Safety coordinators
  • Risk managers
  • Benefits administrators
  • Safety and health care providers
  • Nurse case managers
  • Claims handlers
  • Anyone responsible for controlling workers' compensation costs
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 190 Cases Total (9 active)
Shelby - 1182 Cases Total (41 active)
Spencer - 228 Cases Total (16 active)
Trimble - 74 Cases Total (6 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 1571
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
Governor Update
OCTOBER 1st, 2020
 
Case Details
69,728 total cases
910 new cases
17 new deaths, 1,191 total
1,483,960 have been tested
11,970 at least recovered cases
4.11% positive rate
 
 
VOTING DETAILS FOR KENTUCKY
 
  • DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEFORE OCTOBER 5TH @ 4PM
  • Absentee ballots - CLICK HERE to request absentee ballot for November 3rd general election
  • Early in person voting will allow 3 weeks of early in person voting to take place including Saturday voting
  • Election Day voting will be a little different as some locations will not be open for voting yet working to allow voters to vote other locations regardless normal precinct
 
Business Expansion to Mount Vernon that will be a $5.5 million investment and bring in 100 new full time jobs with average wage of $22.40/hour
 
Biotech Company called Summit Bioscience Inc is expanding with a $19 million investment and bring in 78 new full time jobs with average wage of $28/hour
 
Xtreme Fabrications set to expand and add 25 new full time job with average wage of $29/hour
 
More than 170,000 Kentuckians had their voting rights reinstated
 
Kentucky has enough PPE for a 120 day surge if needed
 
Drivers License renewals can be completed either by drop box or mail in before February 2021
 
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
  • National Gold Star Registry lists more than 470,000 American military members who have passed serving since the start of WWII
 
1/3 of all Kentuckians have enrolled in Medicaid for assistance
 
$7 million grant was given to support Behavioral Health Services in Eastern Kentucky
 
Preventing Child Trafficking
  • $1 million federal grant was given to Kentucky Department for Community Based Services
 
Honoring Safe Employees
  • 37 businesses have achieved more than 59 million hours worked without lost time due to employee illness or injury
 
Eviction Update - $8 million of the $15 million CARES funding has been committed for and payments started going out last week
 
Halloween Guidance
  • Place individually wrapped candy outside on the porch, driveway or a table.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone not within your household.
  • Always wear a face covering. Halloween masks DO NOT count as a face covering.
  • Clean hands before and after touching the wrapped candy.
  • Trick-or-treat in family groups and don’t congregate in large groups.
  • Trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood. Do not travel to other neighborhoods.
  • Use hand sanitizer often, especially after contacting frequently-touched surfaces and before eating anything.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
 
 
 
 
 
Attention Chamber Members:
 
The Sentinel-News is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and providing free space for us to promote our events, special programs and any information that will benefit our members and our community. It will publish as a double-truck (two facing full pages) the last Tuesday of each month in the Plus newspaper.
 
These pages will reach more than 18,000 households in Shelby county. As a local business and member of the Chamber, you have the opportunity to have a 2 column by 5.25” ad each month. The cost is only $140 each month and includes full color. And, if you support this initiative with an ad, your business will rotate with the other businesses on the page that will be profiled as a special feature each month.
 
Let us know if you are interested in participating; or contact your sales representative, Vicky Schreiner or Kelli Borders.
 
Thank you!
 
 
 
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST, 2020
 
FAMILY ACTIVITY CENTER REOPENINGS AND GUIDELINES!
 
 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions set forth by Governor Andy Beshear, our camp capacity will be capped at 10 campers per school. 
 
Covid restrictions require us to be contactless in our registration and payment process. All campers must be registered online by visiting: https://shelbycountyparks.com/park-programs/school-camp-c3-camps/
OCTOBER 16TH, 2020
11:00 A.M.
 
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Additional Info
Attendees will be eligible to win a gift pack of Chip and Jo's Magnolia Market home items, valued at $500!
 
 
Are you still in need of PPE? Kentucky Chamber has you covered!
 
 
You can purchase online at https://www.kychamberppe.com/.
 
If your organization is tax exempt you can give us a call at 502-848-8719 and we can take your order over the phone. 
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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