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News Release: 8/21/2020

Congratulations to our Young Leaders class of 2019-2020
Overcoming the obstacles of this year has been tough yet these students were resilient.
Click here to view their service project videos explaining how the effected our community by serving to become a better leader. Here are a few!
Parker volunteered at Storm Haven and Simpsonville Park and Rec
Mattie Volunteered at Veterans Club
August 27th - Coffee & Conversation
September 10th - Coffee & Conversation
September 14 - Golf Scramble
Welcome to the Shelby County
Chamber of Commerce
Current Case Information
Henry - 138 Cases Total (15 active)
Shelby - 939 Cases Total (53 active)
Spencer - 153 Cases Total (18 active)
Trimble - 43 Cases Total (6 active)
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Shelby County will use $1,183,967 for PPE, food assistance and payroll for the sheriff’s department.
“As Judge/Executive of Shelby County, I would like to state what an extraordinary relief it will be to receive the CARES funding,” said Shelby County Judge/Executive Dan Ison. “The allocation of these funds have substantially assisted us with the ability to maintain our financial stability due to the deficiency and increased expenses needed in order to protect our employees and the citizens of Shelby County. It has provided us the ability to obtain crucial supplies and equipment, provide protection to our first responders but also to our citizens that we continue to serve during these uncertain and difficult times. In addition, the funds have afforded us the opportunity to obtain additional resources in order to implement additional services to the public in forms such as food bank assistance while the schools are closed. We are grateful for the assistance, guidance, support, and relief that these funds offer our county.”
Shelbyville will use $1,168,192 for payroll expenses.
“On behalf of the City of Shelbyville, I would like to thank the Department for Local Government for all their support in helping us to receive our CARES allotment,” said Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton. “The staff was professional and extremely easy to work with as they guided us through the process. The time frame from application to receipt of the funds was incredibly quick due to the DLG’s efforts. These funds will prove to be most helpful in replacing lost city revenues due to COVID-19.”
We thank you Judge Ison and Mayor Eaton for your leadership
On August 10th, 2020 superintendents from across the state received a request from Governor Andy Beshear to delay "in-person" learning until September 28th, 2020. The SCPS Board of Education will review plans of SCPS@Home and SCPS@School and vote to approve a plan to do NTI from August 26th - September 28th at the August 13th Board Meeting at 7pm at the Blair Center. The meeting will live stream HERE. Click HERE to access a press release from KDE which outlines the four reasons cited by Governor Beshear for his recommendation. He also stated that in order to open schools successfully, he'd like to be in a decline of COVID cases instead of an apex. The last line of the article says, "if a district does not abide by the governor’s recommendation, (Interim Commissioner) Brown said the district can expect to receive a call from state education and health officials."
SCPS is planning to feed children breakfast and lunch through NTI with delivery to the homes. We are reaching out to daycares to find a way to assist with NTI during the school day at daycare facilities. Moreover, we are working on ways to reach our special needs students and their families so that education can begin and be successful. SCPS is committed to educating the children of Shelby County. We are working tirelessly to overcome every challenge that has been thrown our way since March. 
Our plans are to resume SCPS@School and SCPS@Home on September 28th. 
Visit our website to find information and FAQs. 
School supply lists can be found here:
Attached is a message from Dr. Sally Sugg regarding the Governor's message. 
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
AUGUST 20th, 2020
Case Details
41,626 total cases
726 new cases
14 new deaths, 856 total
794,282 have been tested
9,388 at least recovered cases
President Trump signed memorandum to extend unemployment benefits
  • Friday Kentucky's state application to bring additional federal aid for unemployment was approved
  • Loss wages program will give recipients additional $400
  • Claims from July 26 - August 15th will received additional funding
  • Will not expect funds to be dispersed until early September
White House listed 20 counties in Kentucky in the "red zone" and dozens more in the "yellow zone"
The 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment in the US Constitution
$5.7 million dollars has been awarded to support the Department of Justice
$9.2 million dollars has been awarded to local governments (Shelby County and Shelbyville details above)
$3 million dollars has been awarded to Transportation Cabinet to be used to purchase 62 new public transit vehicles
Pilot testing program launched with prison facilities to test waste water. Will beginning testing at Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Shelby County and Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County
  • Will be testing for COVID-19 RNA
  • This can show up in water days before people begin to show symptoms
When schools are able to meet in person
  • Will be required to report all positive cases to Kentucky Department of Health
  • Will be required to notify school community of positives
  • Positives will be reported daily by school
Corrections Update
  • 863 inmates total tested positive
  • 570 had fully recovered
  • 7 institutes with no cases
Check out our website for all the details on businesses opens and signage to use in your business
Are you still in need of PPE? Kentucky Chamber has you covered!
You can purchase online at
If your organization is tax exempt you can give us a call at 502-848-8719 and we can take your order over the phone. 
Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office
Presidential Sponsors
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
316 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

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