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News Release: 4/22/2022

Join us for a Grand Re-Opening and A Ribbon Cutting with Inspirations Salon
Inspirations Salon
99 Jeanine Dr
Ribbon Cutting @ 9:45 a.m.
Please stay afterwards to learn about all the beautiful services now being offered!
Young Leaders Graduation 2021-2022 Class
Shelbyville Conference Center
219 7th Street
Join us for a Business After Hours with Commonwealth Credit Union
Commonwealth Credit Union
600 Boone Station Rd
Business After Hours @ 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Talk Derby to Me!!
Join us for a Re-Grand Opening and A Ribbon Cutting with Magnolia Animal Clinic
Magnolia Animal Clinic
2398 Shelbyville Rd
Ribbon Cutting @ 12:30 p.m.
Please stay afterwards to learn about all the beautiful services now being offered!
May 12th -
Networking Roundtable
Simpsonville Gym
106 Old Veechdale Road
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
***Have another event coming up we can share? Send it our way!!***
  • 2nd Quarter Events
  • May 12, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • June 11, 2022 - Showcase on Main (details below)
  • 3rd Quarter Events
  • July 14th, 2022 Member Luncheon
  • Aug 11th, 2022 - Networking Roundtable
  • Sept 9th, 2022 - Annual Golf Scramble
  • 4th Quarter Events
  • Gluhwein & Octoberfest
  • Nov 9th, 2022 - Annual Awards & Membership Luncheon
Member hosted events
April 23rd - Dogwood Festival
April 28th - Re-Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting @ Inspirations Salon
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 5th - Ribbon Cutting and Open House @ Magnolia Animal Clinic
May 5th - UofL Health Shelbyville Blood Drive
May 9th - ALC Golf Scramble
May 12th - Networking Roundtable in Simpsonville
May 14th - Mixed Spring Sale
May 14th - Shelbyville Arts & Music Festival
May 19th - Morning Mixer @ Holland Financial Group
May 21st - 1st Annual Garden Party Little Light House
May 21st – Planters Festival in Simpsonville
May 25th - Lunch Mixer @ Kentucky Farm Bureau Shelbyville (tentative)
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.
CTE Partnership Celebration
CTE stands for Career and Technical Education and Shelby County Public Schools is proud of and thankful for the community partnerships we have fostered. Kelly McNew, Workforce Liaison for SCPS and Steve Coleman, Director of College and Career Readiness celebrated our community partnerships tonight at the Blair Center. Internships. Work based Learning. Apprenticeships. All are part of the CTE pathways. Thank you, Shelby County for supporting the future workforce!
2 Past Young Leaders were able to speak at this event! Congrats to Parker Presley and Maddie Teal! It is amazing to see our Young Leaders thriving!
Young Leaders Environment Day
Shelby County Recycling Center
Shelbyville Public Works
North Central District Health Department
Bluegrass Greensource
Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation
Adam Hicks
Dr. Adam Hicks was named the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Shelby County Public Schools beginning the 2022 - 2023 school year! Visit the link below to learn more about Dr. Hicks.
  • Safe Haven Baby Box coming soon to Simpsonville
  • Dr. Leon Mooneyhan announces his retirement on September 30th and Jason Adkins will be replacing him.
  • There are new rules on voting to pay attention to (more details to come) Derrick Griffitts has been names Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association's Coach of the Year for 2021-2022
Shelbyville/Shelby Co Parks & Rec News
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times while in any park. This is for the safety of your pet. Please also remember to clean up after your pet.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife. It is harmful to them.
  • We are starting to see goslings (baby geese) at Lake Shelby. Please enjoy them from afar as close encounters can irritate their parents. Also refrain from approaching nesting geese.
  • Air guns ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ANY SHELBYVILLE/SHELBY COUNTY PARK. Failure to comply with this regulation can result in charges. If you see these in the park, please call 911.
SAVE Shake the Lake Fireworks Celebration!
We need sponsors. This event will not be held if funding is not met.
Please consider donating today. Any amount helps.
$750 raised of $15,000 need
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
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.
Independence Bank
Mary Courtney
65 Mack Walters Rd Shelbyville
In just a short-time, Independence Bank will open doors in our hometown providing exceptional customer service with local decision making from familiar faces! Stay tuned…
· Banking with Independence Bank means the freedom to make your financial life easier, to choose the features you want most, save the way you want to save, and meet your long term goals
· We believe in doing what is right and fair for our customers, communities and employees.
· We keep our lending decision making and loan servicing local so customers can talk to a banker who lives and works in the same community you.
· Independence Bank believes as the bank grows, so too should the quality of life in the markets we serve
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.
I am organizing the Jana Jennen Commemorative Blood Drive June 1st from 11:00 to 5:00 at the Stratton Center 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville. 
In addition to Jana being my sister, she was a wife, a mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend to many, and full of life. But on Friday July 27th 2019 she was diagnosed with Leukemia, and just 11 days later she lost her battle on August 7th.
Just before her death she had been given blood transfusions, thanks to those who donate blood. On August 4th she posted "Today I am so thankful for those of you who donate blood." She ended her post by saying "Blood does a body good!"
On June 1st I am asking you to consider donating blood to help someone in need, like my sister who was thankful, and felt the benefits of donated blood.
You can schedule your donation appointment at type in 40065 and click on the Jana Jennen Commemorative Blood Drive to schedule an appointment. 
Your pint of blood will save lives and as my
sister said "Blood does a body good!"
Thanks for your consideration 
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.
Gov Beshear Update
  • Ethos Labs to Invest $2.2 Million-Plus at Newport HQ, Pain diagnostic lab expanding product offering for health care providers
  • Lexmark Break Ground on Solar Panel Array at Lexington HQ, $4 million project will generate 225,000 kilowatt hours per month
  • Presents More Than $2.9 Million to Lexington-Fayette County to Expand Safe Walking, Cycling Paths
  • Legacy Metals Invests $1.2 Million to Expand Christian County Facility, Adding 100 Full-Time Jobs for Kentuckians, Project will add 24,000 square feet to existing operation
  • Team Kentucky Update
  • Governor highlights $30 million in economic investment, outlines next steps on medical cannabis
  • Kentucky’s Economic Momentum Builds
  • Update on Medical Cannabis
  • Gov. Beshear asked his general counsel to begin analyzing options under the law for the Governor to consider regarding executive action on medical cannabis;
  • Establishing the Governor’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Team;
  • He will ask this advisory team to travel around the state and listen to what Kentuckians have to say about medical cannabis; and
  • The Governor has established a way for Kentuckians to communicate with his office specifically on this topic. They can email the Governor’s Office at
  • Capitol Tulips Donation
  • Month of the Military Child
  • Team Kentucky Derby Week Kick-off at the Capitol
  • Team Kentucky All-Stars
  • 14 Recently Passed Pieces of Legislation
  • Bills support students’ mental health, health care worker retention, virtual learning and addiction treatment, prevent peace officers convicted of sex crimes from serving
  • House Bill 44 allows school district attendance policies to include provisions for excused absences for mental or behavioral health reasons. The bill makes it so a student can make sure they’re mentally fit for the classroom without facing repercussions for missed time away.
  • House Bill 137 adds to the definition of police officer to include joint task force members, county attorney investigators, process servers for juvenile courts and commonwealth attorney’s investigators. In doing so, it makes them eligible for the annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund supplement.
  • House Bill 206 prevents anyone convicted of various sex crimes from being certified as a peace officer in Kentucky, and the conviction of an existing peace office for any of these crimes will lead to automatic decertification. This bill holds all Kentucky peace officers accountable to the citizens of the commonwealth and provides an avenue to rid the profession of those who prove themselves unworthy of the trust bestowed upon them.
  • House Bill 222 this legislation seeks to dissuade individuals from filing frivolous lawsuits or threatening court action for the purpose of stifling public debate.
  • House Bill 566 removes vehicle licensing red tape for nonprofit organizations that use motor vehicles. The legislation exempts not-for-profit organizations from motor carrier licensing requirements as long as their vehicles are used to transport people 18 and older. This change will foster wider service coverage and lower costs for key community partners.
  • House Bill 573 establishes a needed recruitment and retention tool for addressing the health care worker shortage, especially in rural and underserved areas of Kentucky. The bill provides financial incentives to attract and retain health care providers. The program will supplement federal funding, which requires a state match for scholarships and loan forgiveness, and will expand the list of health care workers eligible to participate and require recipients to work in underserved areas of Kentucky.
  • House Bill 680 continues work underway at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton. The school received a Rural Tech Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Education last year to create a fully virtual K-12 computer science career pathway. HB 680 is intended to scale up that work statewide to offer virtual access to this coursework to all districts via a newly created nonprofit organization.
  • Senate Bill 90 creates a pilot program in 10 counties to provide alternative forms of sentencing to individuals who suffer from behavioral health issues. A defendant would have the ability to participate in a behavioral health condition release program.
  • Senate Bill 102 changes the requirement to report school-based mental health providers, in addition to school counselors, annually to the Kentucky Department of Education. KDE will report annually to the Interim Joint Committee on Education.
  • Senate Bill 113 supports hair and beauty stylists by making it easier for them to obtain licenses and permits and to operate outside of a licensed establishment under certain conditions.
  • Senate Bill 133 makes the Division of Geographic Information Systems’ geographic information clearinghouse the sole database of geographic information maintained by state agencies. These changes are being made as part of an effort to fund a digital aerial photography project that will benefit all Property Valuation Administration offices as well as many other state and local agencies.
  • Senate Bill 178 instructs the Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors to grant a new credential created by legislation in 2021 to those who were supervisors of alcohol and drug counselors when the law took effect and to allow these grandfathered supervisors up to a year to meet the requirements of the amended statute. The bill also allows licensed narcotic treatment programs to use buprenorphine products to treat substance-use disorders and extends Medicaid eligibility for certain new mothers for up to 12 months postpartum. It also requires the Finance and Administration Cabinet to contract with an independent entity to monitor all Public Employee Health Insurance Program pharmacy benefit claims.
  • Senate Bill 180 codifies Gov. Beshear’s merger of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Labor Cabinet. In November 2021, the Governor announced that the two cabinets would be combined to create one Education and Labor Cabinet. The goal of this merger is to better serve Kentuckians’ education, employment and workplace safety needs. It combines the strengths of both cabinets to deliver resources and services more efficiently to job-seekers, employers and workers across Kentucky.
  • Senate Bill 271 requires the collection and analysis of data related to domestic violence in the commonwealth. The legislation requires the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC) to collect data on occurrences and fatalities related to dating and domestic violence. It also requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide the CJSAC with detailed information about domestic violence shelter use as well as received reports of child abuse.
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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