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News Release: 3/19/2021

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 16th -
New Member Orientation Part 1
 
March 23rd -
New Member Orientation Part 2
 
March 30th -
New Member Orientation Part 3
 
 
 
 
 
March 31st -
Grand Opening at Crown Services
17 Village Plaza Suite 108
Shelbyville KY
 
 
April 14th -
Morning Mixer at The UPS Store
18 Village Plaza
Shelbyville KY
 
 
 
 
April 20th -
Shelbyville Main Street Clean Sweep
Sponsored by Bluegrass Greensource
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 24th -
Showcase on Main
 
 
***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. ***
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will begin taking applications for next years' Young Leaders class. This is open to all students that will be sophomores for the 2021-2022 class within Shelby County area.
 
Please fill out the application entirely and turn in before May 27th.
 
Click here to download application.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is also beginning to accept applications for our Senior Scholarship Program that will be awarded at the end of this school year! Please read directions and complete application before MAY 7th 2021.
 
CLICK HERE to download Senior Scholarship Application provided by our Commerce Enhancement
 
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE COMMERCE ENHANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND TO HELP PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SHELBY COUNTY STUDENTS DESIRING TO RETURN TO SHELBY COUNTY AFTER GRADUATION, PLEASE CONTACT BETH FOR DETAILS!
 
Congratulations, once again, to all of our Shelby County Teachers of the Year. We are thankful for all you do everyday for our students. You are the best of the best and we want you to know how much we appreciate your service, your dedication and your talent.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. BRACKEN
SHELBY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
 
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
 
 
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 1158 Cases Total (26 active)
Shelby - 4439 Cases Total (69 active)
Spencer - 1532 Cases Total (26 active)
Trimble - 644 Cases Total (19 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 7540
 
 
Do you know anyone that lives or works in Shelby, Henry, Spencer, or Trimble Counties? North Central District Health Department will be expanding vaccinations within phase 1c to those individuals age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions putting them at higher risk of severe illness per CDC guidelines for vaccination clinics beginning on 3/24/2021. New Covid-19 appointments are available. Go to our website https://www.ncdhd.com/covid_vaccine to schedule your appointment. For questions or assistance with the electronic scheduler call the COVID Hotline at 502-390-2600 (open Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm). See the list of CDC outlined health conditions below that will qualify you for a covid-19 vaccine.
 
Governor Update
MARCH 19th 2021
 
Case Details
419,149 total cases
99,117 probable
320,032 confirmed
785 new cases
313 probable
472 confirmed
5504 total deaths
517 probable deaths
5987 confirmed
448 new deaths (***417 ADDED BY DEATH CERTIDICATE AUDIT***)
42 probable
42 confirmed
8 duplication
4,739,044 have been tested
304,774 positive tests total
48,964 at least recovered cases
3.23% positive rate
449 hospitalized
110 IN ICU
57 on ventilators
 
***HIGHEST REPORTED DEATH IN DAY BECAUSE DID DEATH CERTIFICATE AUDIT FROM NOVEMBER TO END OF JANUARY. PULLED EVERY DEATH CERTIFICATE AND LOOKED INTO THOSE NOT LISTED AS COVID DEATHS, LOOKED AT COVID TEST RESULTS AND CONNECTED TO THEIR CASE. ADDED DEATH BY COVID TO 417 DEATH CERTIFICATES***
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson 150
  • Fayette 48
  • Simpson 37
 

VACCINE UPDATE
  • All over the age of 50 desiring vaccine can sign up for an appointment as early as Monday March 22nd
 
PHASE 1 - A, B, C: REFERENCE
Frontline Essential Workers
  • Healthcare Personnel
  • First Responders (Firefighters, Police)
  • Corrections
  • Education (teachers, support staff, daycare)
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers
Other Essential Workers
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
  • Finance
  • IT & Communication
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (Engineers)
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Clergy
Adults of any age with medical or behavioral health conditions per the CDC that “are” or “might be” at increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease:
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but less than 40 kg/m2)
  • Severe Obesity (body mass index [BMI] equal to or greater than 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension of high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood, bone marrow, or organ transplant; HIV; use of corticosteroids; or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight (BMI higher than 25 kg/m2, but less than 30 kg/m2)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
 
Kentucky National Guard
  • The three bills are: House Bill 73, which authorizes a state-sponsored life insurance program for Kentucky National Guardsmen through the National Guard Association of Kentucky; House Bill 196, which prohibits vehicle insurers from refusing to issue motor vehicle liability insurance policies and enacting penalties against uninsured deployed service members; and House Bill 206, which supports adoption in Kentucky as the new law immediately helps increase adoption assistance program reimbursements by $2,000 per child for our military families.
 
Team Kentucky Memorial Fund
  • To help honor more than 5,000 Kentuckians lost to COVID-19 and the sacrifices of Kentuckians during the pandemic, Gov. Beshear today launched the Team Kentucky COVID-19 Memorial Fund, which will help make a permanent memorial on Capitol grounds a reality.
 
Long term Care Facility
  • A long term care facility has a breakout with 41 positive cases
  • 85% of all residences have been vaccinated
  • 48% all workers have been vaccinated
  • Of the 41 positive cases - 30% that have been vaccinated tested positive and showed symptoms
  • Of the 41 positive cases - 83% that had not been vaccinated tested positive and had symptoms
 
Corrections Update
  • 11 of 14 state correctional institutions have 0 inmate cases of Covid
  • all 14 are enrolled as Covid vaccine distributors for Johnson and Johnson vaccine
 
Childcare Facility Update
  • Licensed child care facilities may return to traditional classroom sizes
  • 10 infants with staff to child ration 1:5
  • 30 above age 7 children with staff to child ration 1:25
 
Unemployment Update
  • New log in and home screen, tutorial available
  • If you have been notified you received overpayment on unemployment insurance, Senate Bill 7 may help to not have to pay back, still looking into wording to decide how
  • One can file an appeal to not pay back
  • If appeal is not overturned, one can seek a waiver
 
Restaurants and Bars are now allowed to have last call on alcohol at midnight and must be closed by 1:00 a.m.
 
 
To find out the latest in legislative news from the Kentucky Chamber
 
KY Chamber
 
MAKE SURE TO CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
Heather McGuire
Salted Rim Bartending
 
502-667-6247
 
 
We provide bartending services for events including weddings, birthdays, etc. at low rates. We know event planning is stressful enough without overpriced services. Let us help you rock your day! We have references upon request, STAR certified and insured.
 
 
 
Shanna and Travis Hernandez
All Things New Salon
502-437-2340
 
 
We are a salon with a mission to inspire confidence, awaken self-worth, and expose the hidden gold in every person we encounter. We just happen to be exceptionally great with your hair!
 
Chris Gibbs
Gibbs Innovative Manufacturers, Inc.
 
(GIM) was founded by a family unit that combines for over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. "Through a love for business development and creating jobs within their community and for other families", this family formed GIM to fabricate and manufacture steel trusses and steel columns for shed structures, pole barns/pole barn homes. The creative product side of the business is where the Mobile 
Horse Stalls/Cattle Shelters and Mobile Hay Sheds originated for the Farm/Ranch Industry, which is the focus of the families next generation.
 
 
Robby Hite
Carroll Media Inc
502-223-7861
 
Carroll Media is a global, AdTech Firm specializing in proprietary systems and software to optimize our client's marketing plans. We work directly with clients and agencies to maximize the attention of audiences. We have built, optimized and scaled hundreds of campaigns on the biggest social media platforms.
 
 
Dr. Sally Broder
HorseSensing
info@horsesensing.com
 
Teaching humans how to interact intuitively with horses, care for horses, and better care for themselves and those around them. To help veterans transition back to civilian life more successfully through being with horses. To provide them a path to a purposeful, stable and fulfilling life through the principles of good horsemanship. Provide equine therapy to all ages and need groups in Shelby county and beyond. To teach professional horse caretaking skills in a therapeutic environment, provide equine assisted therapy, and promote both human and equine well-being.
 
 
Roberta (Robin) Pack
RLP Copywriting
rlpcopywriting@gmail.com
 
 
Copywriting and content writing for businesses
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
KY Chamber
 I wanted to share a promo code for free shipping on our website for PPE items – disposable masks, nitrile gloves, sanitizing wipes and non-touch thermometers. To place your order visit us online at https://www.kychamberppe.com/ and use promo code noshippingmarch. Also, we are sending extra product with each order. See listing below to see what you will receive based on what you order.
 
Here’s the good news, although the coupon is only good for one transaction, it’s doesn’t matter how much product you buy, there’s no shipping fees. Our orders ship next business day via UPS from our offices in Frankfort and we have the following items currently available for shipment: 
 
  • 3-ply disposable masks made in the USA – place an order and I’ll send you a complimentary pack of sanitizing wipes.
  • 3-ply disposable masks non-USA made – places an order and I’ll send you a complimentary pack of sanitizing wipes.
  • Nitrile gloves (currently the following sizes are available: small, medium, large and XL) - place an order and I’ll send you a free box of USA masks.
  • Sanitizing wipes – I’ll double your order for free. Order 6 packs, I’ll send you 12. Order a case of 24 and I’ll send you 48.
  • Non-touch contact thermometers – place an order and I’ll send you a free box of USA masks.
 
To place your order visit us online at https://www.kychamberppe.com/
 
If your organization is tax exempt you can give our customer service manager, Lori Jo Goff a call at 502-848-8727 and we can take your order over the phone. 
 
Kentucky General Assembly makes expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans deductible
On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 278, providing deductibility for Kentucky tax purposes of expenses paid with PPP loans. The same bill provides for the exclusion from taxable income and deductibility of expenses paid with Economic Injury Disaster Loan advances.
 
The CARES Act, passed in March 2020, launched PPP loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advances or grants. The Act provided that the cancellation of indebtedness income from a forgiven loan would not be taxable income. The CARES Act was silent on the deductibility of expenses paid with loan proceeds and made no provision for EIDL advances.
 
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Appropriations Act) made expenses paid with PPP loan funds deductible for federal income taxes and provided that EIDL advances would be treated in the same manner as PPP loans. With the Appropriations Act, Congress reversed the Internal Revenue Service’s decision that expenses paid with PPP loan proceeds would not be deductible. A collective sigh of relief could be heard across the country. Then, business owners and their advisors realized that deductibility of expenses at the state level would depend on each state’s laws.
 
The Kentucky Department of Revenue announced that Kentucky law did not permit the deductibility of expenses associated with income not subject to tax. Thus, Kentucky taxpayers were back at square one for at least a portion of their 2020 tax liability. With the passage of HB 278, expenses paid with PPP loan proceeds are deductible, and EIDL advances are treated the same as for federal income tax; that is, the amount of the advance is not subject to tax and amounts paid with the proceeds of the advance are tax-deductible. The General Assembly’s action is welcome, needed relief for most of Kentucky’s small businesses. Governor Beshear has stated that he will sign the bill when it arrives on his desk.
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
Presidential Sponsors
 
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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