COVID-19 Updates

Published 5:52 pm Monday, March 23, 2020

Boyle extends deadlines for payroll, net profits taxes

Boyle County will follow the federal guidelines on tax returns for net profits by
extending the filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. All payroll license withholdings for the quarter ending March 31, 2020 shall be  extended for 30 days and will be due May 31, 2020 instead of April 30, 2020.

There will be NO penalties or interest calculated before these extended due dates.

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United Way, senior centers distribute care packages

In addition to bringing meals to senior citizens at home during the COVID-19 pandemic threat, the Heart of Kentucky United Way has partnered with senior centers to deliver care packs.

The packs include toilet paper, water, antibacterial soap and assorted items; they distributed to 100 seniors in each of the HKUW’s four counties.

“Heart of Kentucky United Way’s mission seeks to mobilize the community and ensure a good life for all,” according to a news release. “In the midst of an unprecedented time of social-distancing and uncertainty, this organization was able to reach one of the more vulnerable populations: senior citizens. On a typical week, senior citizens centers in Garrard, Mercer, Boyle and Lincoln counties serve nutritious meals to over 800 seniors in our communities. Following the CDC’s recommendations, seniors have been encouraged to stay home and the centers are working tirelessly to make sure their members have access to healthy food delivered to them.”

To give and support the work of Heart of Kentucky United Way, go to and click “Give” or text SR2020 to 41444.


Goodwill to close stores, employment centers

In response to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky closed its retail stores and education and employment centers to shoppers and workforce services participants on Sunday, March 22, for a two-week period.


NA meeting moves online

Due to the COVID19 outbreak the Experience, Strength and Hope Group of Narcotics Anonymous which meets at Grace Café Sunday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. will switch to the online format on Zoom.

This online meeting meets at 7 p.m. daily. The Zoom ID# is 201-257-2764. If any members or newcomers need help using Zoom they may email

Updates, meeting schedule, and other information can also be found at,, and  The most up to date information for this particular area will be found at


Dollar General hiring thousands

Dollar General announced Monday it plans to hire up to 50,000 new employees by the end of April in order to “support customers’ needs.”

“We are proud to serve as one of America’s essential retailers, and we believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s senior vice president and chief people officer. “The Dollar General family continues to do its part in helping our customers and neighbors during these unprecedented times. We invite individuals looking to start or grow a career, as well as for those whose job may be temporarily impacted by COVID-19, to apply for opportunities to help further our mission of serving others.”

“While Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary, the Company has a strong track record of career growth and anticipates providing long-term career growth opportunities to some of these new employees,” according to the news release.