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News Release: 4/1/2022

April 12th-
12:30 - 1:30pm
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting @ CORE Health Centers of Shelbyville!
Details coming soon!
April 13th -
Morning Mixer @
Little Light House
April 19th -
Main Street Clean Sweep
@ Stargazer Plaza
***Have another event coming up we can share? Send it our way!!***
  • 2nd Quarter Events
  • May 12, 2022 - Networking Roundtable (details below)
  • June 11, 2022 - Showcase on Main (details below)
  • 3rd Quarter Events
  • August 18th, 2022 Member Luncheon
  • Sept 8th, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • Annual Golf Scramble
  • 4th Quarter Events
  • Gluhwein & Octoberfest
  • Nov 9th, 2022 - Annual Awards & Membership Luncheon
Member hosted events
April 4-8th - Spring Break SCPS
April 9th - Bunny Day @ Clear Creek Park Golf Course Driving Range
April 12th - Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ CORE Health Centers of Shelbyville
April 12th - Career & Technical Education Partnership Celebration Dinner
April 13th - Morning Mixer @ Little Light House of Kentucky
April 15th - Eminence Job Fair
April 15th - Young Leaders Environment Day
April 18th - 12th Annual Shelby County Friends of Scouting Dinner
April 19th - Main Street Clean Sweep on Main Street 8:30 - 11:00am
April 21st-23rd - Dogwood Classic Horse Show nightly at 6pm
April 23rd - Academy Class Horse Show starting at 9am
April 22nd - Personalized Learning Day SCPS
April 23rd - Dogwood Festival
April 27th - Mixer & Ribbon Cutting @ KFB Shelbyville
April 30th - Health Fair @ Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks
April 30th - HorseSensing - Pie Contest
May 4th - Young Leaders Graduation
May 4th - Business After Hours Derby Theme @ Commonwealth Credit Union
May 9th - ALC Golf Scramble
May 12th - Networking Roundtable in Simpsonville
May 14th - Shelbyville Arts & Music Festival
May 19th - Morning Mixer @ Holland Financial
May 21st – Planters Festival in Simpsonville
May 30th – Farmers Market in Simpsonville 
June 1st - Mixer @ Lacey Stivers State Farm
June 4th - Simpsonville Farmers Market, Spring Festival and Hair bangers ball
June 10 - Touch a Truck presented by Shelbyville/Shelby Co Parks & Rec
June 11th - Showcase on Main
June 18th - Wellness Fair @ HorseSensing
June 29th - Morning Mixer @ KFB Simpsonville
July 2nd - VFW 4th of July Parade
Do you know a current freshmen that would benefit from the Young Leaders Program? Applications are now available.
Local Happenings and News
  • Big Picture Learning Academy will be closed
  • Senate vote makes charter schools a done deal
  • Local resident Gregg Tingle had police escort to return to Shelby County
  • Dogwood Festival coming up with over 160 vendors
  • Quarles issues statement on tariffs lifted from Kentucky bourbon
  • Police seize half pound of meth during bust
  • Lady Rockets Softball win district opener against Bearcats
  • Commonwealth Bank transitions to Stock Yards Bank
Do you have a teenager looking to schedule their permit testing? Road test? Alive at 25?
What about looking to renew your license or get the new Real ID?
Well, we have you covered! Step by step directions for all that just below!
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
Shelter Insurance
Jessica Cole
193 Alpine Dr Shelbyville
Shelter Insurance® is a property casualty insurance company offering auto and home insurance in addition to several other insurance products, including:
Life Insurance
Renters Insurance
Motorcycle Insurance
RV Insurance
ATV Insurance
Boat Insurance
Umbrella Insurance
Personal Articles/Inland Marine Insurance
Farm Insurance
Business Insurance
Total Vend
Brian Hoben
4710 Robards Ln Louisville
Total Vend has built a reputation on service in Louisville, from reliable vending machines to sophisticated micro-market design.
USConnect member, an organization dedicated to bringing customers the latest advancements in technology
Proud member of NAMA, a national association striving for excellence in the convenience services industry
Excellent variety by continually rotating in new products to keep your selections at the absolute best
Online vending machines and kiosks ensure we know what sells at your location, creating reports to restocking lists
Employees are trained to take pride in their work, delivering friendly, courteous expertise to Louisville break rooms
5253 Design Group
Chris Cottongim
527 Main Street Shelbyville
5253 Design Group is a full service architectural firm. The firm was founded and has based our principles on the idea that we are in business to help clients define and realize their vision. Our first and foremost understanding is, this is the client’s project, and your needs and concerns must be met. 
Every project has unique challenges and design opportunities. Our ability to be flexible in design will allow projects to respond to the critical issues whether those issues are aesthetics, building program, or site related. 
The key to success for all projects is good communication. That is why it is important for a Client to hire someone they can work with and with whom they can communicate. We have the communication skills necessary to deliver a successful project.
Early Environmental
Jennie Early
1012 Mount Vernon Dr Shelbyville
24 hour emergency response environmental clean up
Hometown Manor Assisted Living Memory Care
Bonnie Lauby
74 Mack Walters, Shelbyville
Our Assisted Living Memory Care Community in Shelbyville is the perfect place for anyone with memory impairment. With only 11 rooms, we are able to provide a ton of personalized attention and one-on-one activities for our residents. Our secured unit also has a locked courtyard for our residents to enjoy during the summer months and a staffing ratio of 1:3.
The Woodwork Co
Jonathan Haddix
544 Main Street, Suite 2
At The Woodworks Co we take pride in our wide variety of kitchen and bath solutions. If you are considering a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodels, we can help with every step along the way including cabinets, countertops, backsplash and tile, and so much more. We have years of experience in all things kitchen and bath to ensure your home is beautiful. We are located in Lawrenceburg, KY, and we are proud to serve the surrounding area including Lexington, Frankfort, Versailles, and Georgetown, Kentucky. Contact us today to learn more!
CORE Health Centers of Shelbyville
Scott Neill
1618 Midland Trail, Shelbyville
At CORE Health Centers, we believe every human being should experience a pain-free life. Whether you’re plagued with sciatica, lower back pain, or other joint and muscle aches, we can help. It is our mission to provide the communities we serve with the highest level of pain care available.
We work to meet our patient’s needs by delivering convenient, cost-effective care. By using this approach, we help each and every one of our patients reduce pain levels and restore proper function without the use of narcotics or unnecessary surgeries.
Inspirations Salon
Amber Hancock
99 Jeanie Drive, Shelbyville
Inspirations stylist's are highly skilled professionals in the beauty industry. We offer the full beauty experience to make you feel and look amazing from head to toe! Come by and get a free consultation by any of our stylist or call to make your next appointment!
Full service hair salon with hair cuts, color, highlights, Balayage, perms, straightening treatments, Olaplex treatments and more. Also offer nail services, permanent make-up, waxing
Alvarado's Drywall & Finishing
Nicole Rios
1101 Washington Street, Shelbyville
When you're investing in home-improvements, you want to be sure you're getting the best. Our team at Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing is licensed and fully insured. We specialize in installing and finishing drywall, installing drop-ceilings, and applying energy-efficient installation, attics, walls, basements to any space. Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing is a locally-owned company with more than 20 years of home-improvement experience. We are well-known and trusted in the community. We are a Minority-certified business that guarantees our workmanship and can provide references upon request. You'll never have to wonder about the cost of your home-improvement project when you work with Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing. Contact us today and receive a free estimate on your drywall, energy-saving insulation, and professional drop-ceiling installation. There's nothing like smooth, professionally installed drywall to give your home an even polished look. You'll be able to count on a company that has a 20 years reputation of quality and affordability. Call on Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing for expert installation of drywall finishing and complete repairs to damaged walls. We guarantee every job that the job finished only when the customer is happy. Drywall hung by inexperienced workers is often subject to cracking and dreaded nail pops. The multi-step process at Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing hides all joints, screw heads and defects, allowing you to paint or apply wallpaper right away. Even if you use the most efficient heating or air conditioning system, you could still be losing money as air slips out through your walls, ceiling and roof. Having energy efficient insulation installed can have an immediate impact on your energy bill. Alvarado's Drywall and Finishing has been insulating homes and businesses throughout Indiana and the greater Louisville area for over 20 years.
Time to start looking at scholarship options from the Shelby County Chamber!
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is designed to assist a Shelby County student who intends to pursue a postsecondary degree in a technical field. Preference will be given to applicants expressing a strong desire to return to Shelby County upon completion of training and/or attainment of the desired degree. The scholarship monies will be awarded toward tuition and/or required books used in the course work at an accredited institution.
Financial Education and Student Essay Contest Opportunity!
As a sponsor of the 3rd annual EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, German American Bank is excited to once again offer students and parents access to an online financial literacy course. The course is available now through April 15th at germanamerican.comWhile designed for junior high and high school students, all ages can access the course. We recommend parents either take the course separately, or with their child, to encourage family conversation about healthy money habits. The short, interactive lessons teach students how to save, set financial goals, budget, and invest and can be taken by using a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.
As an added benefit, the Financial Literacy Bee offers an essay contest opportunity to junior high and high school level students (ages 13 – 19). Students in this age range who take the course and submit a short essay will be entered to compete for one of (5) $500 prizes awarded on behalf of EVERFI and German American Bank. Click HERE to view last year's award-winning essays.
In addition to a regional $500 VISA Gift Card prize offered by EVERFI, German American Bank will award a total of $2,000 to essay winners: two in Indiana and two in Kentucky, with each to receive a $500 VISA Gift Card.
To participate:
1. Visit for additional details and to access the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee challenge.
2. Complete the challenge lessons that will be made available through April 15, 2022 (four lessons ~ten minutes each)
3. Any junior high or high school student (age 13-19) who would like to compete for the gift card prizes can submit a short essay on their biggest financial dream and how they plan to achieve it. To be eligible for prizes, essays must be submitted by April 15, 2022.
Follow German American Bank's social media sites for updates and to share the Financial Bee opportunity with your family and friends! Official contest rules and regulations can be found at
Please find attached the Healthy Choices Newsletter that contains recipes, nutrition articles and local event information including the April 30 Health and Fitness Fun Day.
Garden Party tickets are on sale now! Get your 20%discount with the code: EARLYBIRD! May 21 @ 11 AM, Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville #Itsforthekids #specialneeds #tuitionfree Click Here
Gov Beshear Legislative Update
Gov. Beshear Signs 13 Recently Passed Pieces of Legislation
Bills support many Kentuckians including: agriculture and automotive retailers, individuals with mental illness, firefighters and instructors, high school students graduating early, audiovisual artists, veterans
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2022) – Today Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law 13 pieces of legislation recently passed by the General Assembly.
“I am proud to sign legislation that supports so many different people, from business owners and artists to students who are graduating early or Kentuckians suffering from mental illness who need a safe home,” Gov. Beshear said. “We are also enhancing consumer protections and making it easier for some of our heroes – our firefighters and veterans – to get the funding, training or treatment that they need and deserve.”
The bills, which will become law on their effective dates, are:
Senate Bill 27 allows a part-time adjunct instructor for the Kentucky Fire Commission who did not participate in the Kentucky Employees Retirement Systems prior to retirement and is eligible to retire from the County Employees Retirement System to retire and draw benefits without being required to resign from his or her instructor position.
Senate Bill 32 improves the Judicial Form Retirement System funding policy for unfunded liability. It establishes actuarial methods for normal and unfunded actuarially accrued liability that makes the plan more fiscally sound.
Senate Bill 61 supports high school students in the Early Graduation Program by removing two graduation requirements, end-of-course examinations and ACT benchmarks, to increase flexibility depending on student circumstances.
Senate Bill 91 allows vehicle dealers to deliver online vehicle purchases to customers at their place of residence or business.
Senate Bill 121 relieves retailers of the responsibility of maintaining agriculture exemption certificates presented by customers eligible for a sales tax exemption on the purchase of farm supplies. Effective July 1, 2022, retailers will need only to obtain an exemption number from the customer to document the items purchased are exempt from state sales tax.
Senate Bill 189 allows volunteer fire departments that merge after the bill’s effective date to retain all qualified shares of aid that each individual department would have received prior to the merger.
Senate Bill 272 requires a website, online service or owner/operator who disseminates a commercial recording or audiovisual work of a third party to disclose his or her personal information on that website or online service. This will help prevent the dissemination of counterfeit goods and the defrauding of consumers. It also creates civil penalties to prohibit a person from using a false, deceptive or misleading affiliation when advertising or conducting a live musical performance in the commonwealth.
Senate Joint Resolution 72 directs the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to apply for a Medicaid waiver to provide supported housing for individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). Currently 53% of adults under state guardianship are diagnosed with SMI and would potentially benefit from services like staffed residencies, group homes, family cares homes, personal care homes, medical respite care and supported employment.
House Bill 171 will allow the rates and terms offered by Federal Home Loan Bank to Kentucky's insurance company member to be the same as those offered to its bank and financial institution members. Several states have already passed similar bills. This change puts Kentucky more in line with national standards.
House Bill 175 provides greater consumer protections for Kentuckians by making it easier to obtain national criminal background checks on those applying for a massage therapy license.
House Bill 307 amends provisions within the insurance code to define nationally recognized statistical rating organizations and establish permissible investments for liability self-insurance groups and workers’ compensation self-insurance groups, easing financial restrictions and providing additional flexibility on the investments that can be made.
House Bill 380 permits insurers and insurance producers to offer gifts, conduct sweepstakes or drawings and offer products or services for free or less than market value if certain conditions are met that reduce claim costs, enhance health or assist in administering employee benefits. This bill modernizes insurance marketing practices while ensure consumers remain protected.
House Concurrent Resolution 40 urges Kentucky’s Congressional delegation to include Kentucky’s Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the Center for Compassionate Innovation, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program enabling the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for veterans with a traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Yesterday, the Governor signed 13 pieces of legislation. To learn more, see the full release.
Last week, the Governor signed eight pieces of legislation. To learn more, see the full release.
Senate Bill 9 provides Kentucky students, their parents and their teachers a system to boost literacy to a proficiency level by the third grade, while also expanding diagnostic assessments and screening, intervention, support and family engagement – including at-home learning strategies. 
Senate Bill 151 authorizes schools that participate in the Federal School Breakfast Program to provide up to 15 minutes of the students’ attendance day for children to eat breakfast during instructional time.
Senate Bill 94 expands eligibility for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program to include students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs.
House Bill 275 paves the way for more Kentucky students and workers to become certified public accountants. As Kentucky’s economy continues to grow at a record pace, it is important that Kentucky have more trained financial professionals in the job market. This bill sets up the framework for a certified public accounting scholarship program, which will help recruit students and fund their educational pursuits.
House Bill 317 is a cleanup bill from legislation passed last year that allowed charitable organizations to provide premiums and copays for low-income patients. The new legislation closes this loophole and ensures nonprofit and religious organizations that meet specific requirements can still pay insurers directly for health insurance and deductibles to assist low-income Kentuckians. The act also makes sure insurance can be paid for an entire year, rather than just a portion of the year.
House Bill 95 allows licensed audiologists to sell and fit hearing instruments based on one license instead of obtaining multiple licenses. It also establishes specific requirements and consumer protections for anyone selling and fitting hearing instruments and creates a process for consumer complaints.
House Joint Resolution 28 directs the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to request federal guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Medicaid coverage on prescription digital therapeutics in the commonwealth. Digital therapeutics are treatments or therapies that utilize digital and often internet-based health technologies to spur changes in patient behavior.
House Bill 442 amends the statute governing newborn safety devices, which are designed to permit a parent to anonymously place a newborn in the custody of emergency medical services providers. It adds ground ambulance providers to the list of entities allowed to install and operate such devices.
House Bill 370 helps regulate health care trade practices. For example, it outlines the process and requirements for granting third-party access to a provider network and helps ensure affordable and accessible dental care by making it harder for dental benefit plans to deny claims.
House Bill 345 improves leave benefits for state employees who serve in the military. Under the new law, a state employee who is a member of the military and is physically disabled due to their active-duty military service or training can now receive up to six months of authorized leave. This leave provides those serving their country more security as they recover from physical injuries incurred in military service.
House Bill 500 promotes Kentucky’s signature industry by providing clarity in the practice of selecting private barrels of bourbon at distilleries. These events have become a popular attraction for tourists on the bourbon trail.
House Bill 506 declares that professional employer organizations provide a valuable service to commerce and should be properly recognized and regulated. It requires a person providing professional employer services to be registered and to set forth registration requirements, and it requires professional employer organizations to pay a registration fee.
Senate Bill 158 reorganizes entities within the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to improve efficiency.
House Bill 397 supports the school districts, students and school staff impacted by the December 2021 tornadoes that devastated Western Kentucky. The bill provides up to 15 disaster days to eligible districts impacted by the storms, which allows the districts to be excused for up to 15 student attendance days that were missed due to the storms. Educators and school staff will not have to make up excused days, but rather the days will count towards fulfillment of their contract.
House Bill 33 allows local governments to perform building inspections and review plans for educational buildings.
House Bill 45 intends to reduce the amount of plastic and solid waste disposed in landfills. This bill also opens the door for Kentucky to benefit from economic development opportunities as new technologies develop and allow for the commonwealth to establish a market for taking discarded plastics and breaking them down into raw materials that can be manufactured into other materials.
House Bill 77 repeals and changes the name of the Kentucky Radon Program Advisory Committee to the Kentucky Board of Radon Safety. It also adjusts the number of members on the board, reestablishes the board’s responsibilities, moves the board to the Department of Professional Licensing in the Public Protection Cabinet, changes the name of the Radon Mitigation and Control Fund to the Radon Control Fund and increases the cap on fines to $1,000 per occurrence.
House Bill 188 makes telehealth more accessible to Kentuckians. It bars professional licensure boards from prohibiting the delivery of telehealth services by health service providers credentialed in Kentucky to Kentuckians who are temporarily located outside of the commonwealth. It also bars professional licensure boards from prohibiting the delivery of telehealth services to nonresidents temporarily located in Kentucky by providers credentialed in the person’s state of residence. Health care providers will no longer be required to be physically present in their credentialing state to provide telehealth services to a person who is a resident of the same state.
House Bill 192 allows pre-qualified contractors approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet or appointed by a local government body to inspect electrical work before electricity is reconnected for roadway devices, such as traffic signals, flashing beacons and lighting. This accelerates the process and makes roadways safer.
House Bill 195 promotes information sharing between natural gas transmission pipeline owners and developers of properties near pipelines. The bill requires that a developer of a commercial or residential property, working within 660 feet of a natural gas or interstate hazardous liquid pipeline, notify the pipeline operator. The bill also requires operators of pipelines to communicate location information to developers to raise awareness of the locations of those facilities.
House Bill 219 establishes a lung cancer screening program in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department for Public Health, a lung cancer screening fund and a Lung Cancer Screening Advisory Committee to ultimately increase screenings, reduce the cost of treatment and create better outcomes for Kentuckians facing lung cancer.
House Bill 240 allows pharmacists to remotely access a pharmacy’s dispensing or medication management system and perform order entry, order entry verification or drug regimen review, as well as increases flexibility for staffing in pharmacies within hospitals for volume adjustment during emergency coverage needs such as severe weather or pandemic surges
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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