Skip to content

News Release: 10/30/2020

November 5th -
Gluhwein Networking Event
November 12th -
Coffee and Conversation
Virtual Event
November 18th -
Chamber Annual Luncheon and Awards
Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:30am to 1:00pm
Join us as we recognize the Diplomat of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year and the Shelbyville Citizen of the Year. We will also present the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and thank our directors who have served the past three years.
Tickets are $30 each
(If you have already purchased tickets, please contact BETH)
For table sponsorship information, Click Here
For placing an ad in our program, Click Here
SCPS has heard the buzz in the community about our TWO board meetings this week as well as making a decision about NTI for our district. Here are the FACTS.
  1. Our board meeting tonight is at 5:00 regarding the SCHS Renovation project. Here is the link to the agenda which is published on our website:
  2. The regularly scheduled October Board of Education meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 pm and is listed as a “special called” meeting because the venue was moved from MLCHS TO Central Office. Here is the agenda for the 10/22 meeting:
  3. The following people will work collaboratively to make decisions regarding NTI.  
  4. Dr. Sally Sugg and her administrative team
  5. SCPS Board Members, Andrew Cline, Joanna Freels, Brenda Jackson, Allan Phillips, and Sonya Blackburn
  6. District Health Coordinator, Traci Earley
  7. We have had many questions about HOW we will determine to go back to NTI. 
  8. Daily School COVID numbers: As of 10/21/20, we have 10 students/staff out of 8,000 students/staff who have identified as positive for COVID - 19. 
  9. Learning Options In Place; 72% of our students are involved with in-person learning (SCPS@School) while 28% of our students are involved with SCPS@Home learning. This option was offered to parents at the beginning of the school year. 
  10. Mitigation Factors that are Successful: handwashing, masks, hand sanitizer in every classroom, physical distancing, classroom seating charts for contact tracing. 
  11. The COVID-19 Mode of Instruction Metrics for K-12 Education is a framework of guidance for schools to utilize for decision making. This is ONE factor out of the many to help guide our decision making. It is a recommendation and not a mandate. 
  12. Community Health Numbers: produced by North Central Health District
  13. State Health Numbers: reported by the Kentucky Department of Public Health on the COVID - 19 Current Incidence Rate Map
  14. When will decisions about returning to NTI be made?
  15. After reviewing the many factors listed above, SCPS could determine to close one classroom or one building based on the number of cases at any time. Parents should always be prepared with a Plan B.
  16. After reviewing the many factors listed above, SCPS could determine to return to NTI, if our community rate, the KY Covid-19 Current Incidence Rate, and our School numbers are excelling. 
  17. We reevaluate the above factors daily to determine what is best for our students. Should a classroom, building, or district go to NTI, we will give at least 24 hours notice. 
Visit to keep up with Board Meeting dates and times as well as agendas and minutes from the meetings.
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 - 262 Cases Total (34 active)
Shelby - 1529 Cases Total (123 active)
Spencer - 329 Cases Total (39 active)
Trimble - 95 Cases Total (6 active)
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 29th, 2020
Case Details
103,305 total cases
16,352 probable
86,953 positives
1,821 new cases
19 new deaths, 1,461 total
1,987,572 have been tested
18,277 at least recovered cases
6.04% positive rate
969 hospitalized
234 in ICU
120 on ventilators
  • 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
Red Zone Reduction Recommendations
  • Employers should allow employees to work from home when possible
  • Government offices that do not provide critical services need to operate virtually
  • Reduce in-person shopping; order online or pickup curbside as much as possible
  • Order take-out; avoid dining in restaurants or bars
  • Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce the mask mandate and other guidelines
  • Reschedule, postpone or cancel public events
  • Do not host or attend gatherings of any size
  • Avoid non-essential activities outside your home
  • Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19 
As of 10/29/20 68 counties were in the Red Zone
Red zone is 25+ out of every 100,000 residences with a positive test
Thomas-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore Update
  • 10 patients in hospital
  • 51 have symptoms (not confirmed tested)
  • 23 staff tested positive, 26 of those have fully recovered
  • 54 veterans positive, 11 passed
  • Will be performing PCR testing 2 times per week and Binex antigen test available for immediate results
Long Term Care Update
  • 300,000 test will be administered shortly
  • Counties in the "red zone" with be tested 2x per week
  • Counties in the "orange zone" will be tested 1x per week
Corrections Update
  • Extra sanitization and hygiene
  • Suspend visitations and inmates will be given extra phone calls and emails
  • 263 active inmate cases
  • 20 active staff cases
  • 1164 total inmate cases
  • 194 total staff cases
  • 13 inmates and 2 staff members have passed
Kentucky Schools
New testing project launching October 29th with US Department of Health and Human Services
  • 200 tests will be available Thursday
  • 300 test will be available after at the Kentucky Exposition Center (Lot C)
  • Testing days will be October 29 - 31 and November 2 - 6
  • Additional testing facility in Lexington will be opening November 16th
  • Click here to register to be tested
Free GED Classes set up through the Kentucky Skills and since program introduced in January, 1032 individuals have used program to obtain their GED
Red and Orange counties should not be hosting gatherings outside of immediate family only
Top counties with positive cases
  • Jefferson
  • Fayette
  • Warren
  • Kenton
  • Madison
  • Boone
Grant Distribution
  • Green County Board of Education to receive $300,000 to expand welding program at Area Technology Center
  • McCreary County Water District to receive $444,940 to improve waste water collection
  • Albany to receive $400,000 for Duvall Valley Area Water Improvement Project
  • Paintsville to receive $1,230,800 to institute business retention and expansion program
  • Pikeville Big Sandy Community and Technical College to receive $124,654 to expand welding training capacity expansion project
  • Whitesburg Water Storage Tank replacement program to receive $500,000 to replace 2 tanks

Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
Different testing and results
  • probable case or death is defined as:
  • A person meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19;
  • A person meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence;
  • A person meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19. (Click here for frequently asked questions by CDC)
  • Rapid Antigen Test
  • Rapid antigen tests are commonly used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, including influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 
  • Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection.
  • PCR Testing
  • also known as a molecular test
  • This COVID-19 test detects genetic material of the virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Also called a molecular test, a health care worker collects fluid from a nasal or throat swab or from saliva. Results may be available in minutes if analyzed onsite or a few days — or longer in locations with test processing delays — if sent to an outside lab. PCR tests are very accurate when properly performed by a health care professional, but the rapid test can miss some cases.
  • Nose or throat swab. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a nasal swab, though a throat swab is acceptable. Your doctor or other health care professional inserts a thin, flexible stick with cotton at the tip into your nose or brushes the swab along the back of your throat to collect a sample of mucus. This may be somewhat uncomfortable. For the nasal sample, swabbing may occur in both nostrils to collect enough mucus for the test. The swab remains in place briefly before being gently rotated as it's pulled out. The sample gets sealed in a tube and sent to a lab for analysis.
  • Saliva sample. Though not considered the best way to get a good sample, a saliva test may be done if discomfort is an issue with a nose or throat swab. You spit into a tube several times to provide a sample of your saliva to test. The tube is sealed before being sent to a lab for analysis.
Shelbyville Location
160 Frankfort Road
Shelbyville KY 40065
P: 502-257-8452
F: 502-964-6164
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Scroll To Top