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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday ordered nonessential retail businesses to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear said the move is effective at 8 p.m. Monday and includes businesses such as entertainment, clothing, bookstores, jewelry stores and car dealerships. He said auto repair and parts shops are exempt. He said businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, drug stores, liquor stores and gas stations will remain open. “This is the next step that we need to take to reduce the contacts to Kentuckians until we defeat this virus,” the Democratic governor said.

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ASHLAND, Ky. — The city of Ashland is continuing to make adjustments to be efficient and effective while adhering to federal and state guidelines. In doing so, it made some changes on Tuesday, according to a press release. The following changes are in place: Central Park is closed to the public, but the sidewalk around the park will remain open to allow fresh air walking while maintaining social distancing. The Library Commons area is closed to the public. The city individual occupational license, net profit returns for 2019 and payment of fees due date will move to July 15 to align with the state and federal tax filings. In accordance with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s opinion, the Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. will be closed to the public.

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President's Report

April 3, 2020

Please Read This One Each week I use this piece as a method of sharing the activity of the Alliance and how we can serve your business. There is no way around that this is uncharted territory for our local business community. But this week has given me faith. It has shown me that collectively—United We Stand. There are new commodities for standard methods of business operations. It’s nearly impossible to buy a laptop, web cam, microphone, and stables such as hand sanitizers. They are incredibly hard to find. Just yesterday in a matter of an hour I had two Alliance members reach out to us for completely different needs. When we connect we’re able to assist the other for the operation of their businesses. We can collectively make a difference. We can together get through this.  Thursday night I was on a conference call with Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. They are under direction of Governor Beshear to help the state of Kentucky source all of the personal protective gear that is needed now and that will be needed in the near future. Kentucky is competing with 49 other states and every other country for PPG for its residents. Governor Beshear is wanting Team Kentucky to help manufacture and supply raw materials to those that can make what we need to protect ourselves. This is an opportunity for your business to help win this war. Complete this form below if you have any supplies or services to support Kentucky's COVID-19 response. This is a high calling for each of us.