As the school year has come to an end and we reflect on the many unanticipated changes that have occurred, our thoughts now turn to what the future holds. On June 2nd, GLI, in partnership with Louisville Forward and regional universities, is hosting a Facebook Live event for graduating high school students and their families Presented by Kentucky Lottery. Although standard admission deadlines have passed, this opportunity will allow our graduates to launch their college career healthy at home in Greater Louisville. This informational town hall meeting will feature admissions representatives from Bellarmine University, Galen College of Nursing, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Community College, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Simmons College of Kentucky, Spalding University, Sullivan University and the University of Louisville.
Many universities have developed different return plans, and this event will allow students and parents to learn how to fast track their futures as a college student in Greater Louisville, as well as opportunities for students over the summer.
Your Voice Matters
Though our lives have all been impacted by COVID-19, our civic responsibility remains intact. To date, more than 100,000 Kentucky voters have successfully applied online for absentee ballots. “Voting absentee is easy, secure, and wildly popular,” said Secretary of State Michael G. Adams. “I’m grateful to the Kentuckians who understand that we have fewer voting locations available and fewer poll workers available because of COVID-19 – not only are these Kentuckians being good citizens by voting, but by voting absentee they’re being good citizens in relieving the pressure on our voting locations and our poll workers.”
Introducing the absentee ballot does have a few requirements like:
- It requires a voter to verify identity with date of birth and social security number
- Ballot envelopes have bar codes for tracking
- Election officials will verify that each voter signature on an absentee ballot envelope matches the voter’s signature of record.
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot for the upcoming election is June 15th. You can find out more here.
Get PPE for Your Returning Workforce
GLI is working hard to support our business community. If you are in need of PPE for your returning workforce, visit our Crisis Support Hub to see a directory of suppliers. We have also acquired a small supply of disposable face masks available for purchase in packs of 50 for $62.50/box (plus sales tax) by placing your order here. We have masks available for pick up at GLI offices during scheduled hours throughout the coming weeks. For more information, please contact John Launius.