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News Release: 4/23/2021

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Now accepting requests for Morning Mixers and Business After Hours!
Receive a 50% discount through the end of March!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 24th -
Showcase on Main
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
May 2nd - 8th -
Tourism Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 4th -
FREE coffee at Brick & Mortar for Tourism Week
From 7am - 10am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 5th -
Derby Themed Morning Mixer @ Lettleiki Icelandics
 
6105 Eminence Pike
Shelbyville
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 6th -
FREE scoop at Spotz Gelato for Tourism Week
From 4pm - 7pm
 
***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!
 
 
Current Case Information
 
Henry - 1217 Cases Total (23 active)
Shelby - 4576 Cases Total (50 active)
Spencer - 1600 Cases Total (27 active)
Trimble - 694 Cases Total (16 active)
 
 
TOTAL CASES RECOVERED: 7870
 
 
Governor Update
April 23, 2021
 
Case Details
439,551 total cases
106,765 probable
332,786 confirmed
628 new cases
218 probable
410 confirmed
6381 total deaths
615 probable deaths
5766 confirmed
5 new deaths
0 probable
5 confirmed
duplication
5,382,662 have been tested
330,988 positive tests total
50,979 at least recovered cases
3.36% positive rate
440 hospitalized
121 IN ICU
55 on ventilators
1,696,530 vaccinated (at least 1st dose)
 
 
 
Top counties with positive cases and new cases
  • Jefferson - 149
  • Fayette - 54
  • Warren - 49
  • Daviess - 33

VACCINE UPDATE
  • Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge to vaccinate 2.5 million
  • Sooner we meet this goal, the sooner restrictions are lifted
  • Only need to vaccinate 877,076 more to reach goal
  • Each vaccination location has over 500 vaccinations on hond
  • Total Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand
  • Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been pulled due to possible sever side effects of blood clotting issues
  • 6,602 out of 9,653 (68.39%) of state inmates received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine
 
Investing $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools to protect students, educators and families
 
Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking economic and community development proposals to help attract new industry and jobs in the Kentucky Appalachian counties
 
$5 million in transportation investments
  • Shelby County set to receive $150,000 for a project on Burks Branch Road for bridge repair
 
Covid Funeral Assistance for provided by FEMA
  • Call 844-684-6333
  • or 800-462-7585
  • or visit fema.org to apply
 
Unemployment Update
  • May 9th will reinstate applicants to show proof or work search
  • will be required to show proof at each bi-monthly benefit request
 
New Healthy at Work Minimum Guidelines
  • Physical distancing
  • facial coverings
  • handwashing and sanitizing
  • ventilation
  • telework
  • common areas
  • temperature and health checks
  • venues hosting under 1000 must be at 60% capacity
  • venues hosting more than 1000 must be at 50% capacity
 
Gov. Beshear Takes on PokerStars in Court After Illegal Company Scams Kentuckians
In 2012, the Commonwealth brought a new lawsuit against the owners and operators of the PokerStars’ websites, which are part of the largest illegal internet-based gambling company in the world. Between 2008 and 2011, more than 34,000 Kentuckians played a quarter of 1 billion hands of internet poker on PokerStars’ illegal, unregulated gambling websites, and lost more than $290 million in real money.
The Franklin Circuit Court entered a final judgment against PokerStars for Kentuckians’ actual losses, which it then tripled as required by Kentucky law to more than $870 million. In December 2020, the Supreme Court of Kentucky affirmed that judgment, which as of today, with interest, stands at almost $1.6 billion dollars.
“We will receive the first $100 million by May 14, and I look forward to announcing more recoveries in the future,” said Gov. Beshear.
 
 
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Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
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!
 
CHECK OUT THEIR POP UP SHOP DURING SHOWCASE!
 
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.
 
CHECK OUT THEIR INDUSTRY BOOTH AT SHOWCASE!
 
 
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
 
 
My name is Robin Pack and I am the owner of RLP Copywriting, a home-based copywriting service located in the Mount Eden/Lawrenceburg area. My business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, but I check emails and messages throughout the day. I can be reached by phone or text at (502)680-4492 or email at rlpcopywriting@gmail.com.
 
You may be wondering what exactly I do as a copywriter. Simply put, I use my words to connect your target audience to your business. Any words you see in an advertisement, whether it be in an email, your mailbox, on a bulletin board, or a website, that was created by a copywriter like me. Mark Twain summed it up perfectly when he said “The difference between a good word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” I will be the lightning for your business!
 
To kick off my business and celebrate becoming a Chamber Member, I will be offering a new or update an existing About Me page for only $100. This offer is for fellow Chamber Members and only until April 9, 2021.
 
Scott Neal
sneal@secc.org
 
 
The Outlook is the largest Christian newspaper in the Nation. Founded in 1995 as a weekly newspaper to share stories of lives changed by the saving grace of Christ and to share news about Southeast Christian Church. Even with Internet and social media The Outlook has continued in its mission of connecting people to Jesus and one another.
 
CHECK OUT THEIR BOOTH AT SHOWCASE!!
 
 
 
 
Aaron Reed
820 Buck Creek Road
Simpsonville KY
 
We’re proud patriots who love liberty. Our goal is to provide the best service while supporting your Second Amendment rights. Offering firearms and gear for self-defense, concealed carry, shooting sport, and hunting, we’re here to serve our fellow Americans with quality products and outstanding customer service.
 
CHAMBER MEMBER ADVERTISEMENTS
 
Playing the Hand You are Dealt - Living with Loss.
 
You can call your Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to reserve your seat for any of the following 11 a.m. programs….
 
April 29          Self-Care and Nutrition
 
May 6             Creative Outlets for Grief
 
May 13           Financial Resiliency
 
May 20           Mental Health, Including
                       Suicide and Substance Use
 
May 27           Self-Care and Outdoor Physical Activity
 
 
This past year, the pandemic has left many of us trying to make sense of a range of loss and grief. This new virtual series acknowledges loss and provides tips to help us move forward with hope and healing. The kickoff was April 20, 7 p.m. with Living with Loss: Healing with Hope. 
It is not too late to register for this new online series at https://ukfcs.net/LwL2021Registration  
Again, we will show the Zoom sessions on the big screen at the extension office. We will wear masks and stay socially distanced while watching. Most of the programs will also be recorded for viewing later.
 
 
 
 
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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