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Financial treasure waiting for some Louisville residents

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Residents in Louisville's 9th district could be getting a phone call in the coming weeks, telling them they have a financial treasure waiting for them.

Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is looking for volunteers for the Kentucky "Treasure Finders" program.  Right now, the Kentucky Treasury Department is holding more than four million dollars in unclaimed funds.

On Saturday, June 18th, volunteers will meet at the Clifton Center from 10:00am until 2:00pm to make telephone calls to residents who have been identified as having unclaimed money in the amount of 100 dollars or more.

"In these tough economic times being made aware of this unclaimed money will no doubt be helpful," says Ward-Pugh. "Many times people just don't know the Commonwealth of Kentucky has millions of dollars in these unclaimed accounts. I am glad to help connect the treasure with its rightful owner."

If you would like to volunteer to help make those calls, contact the Councilwoman's office at (502)574-1109.

To learn more about the treasure finders program: http://treasury.ky.gov/treasure+finders.htm

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