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  New Albany restaurant sticks to carry-out only business model

The owner of Chicago City Pizza wants to know more science behind the coronavirus before reopening the restaurant to dine-in seating and hiring his employees back.

  Restaurants, bars worry some won’t survive Beshear’s two-week restrictions

  Louisville bar owners face financial strain as Beshear closes bars again, limits restaurant capacity

  Beshear: Bars are closing, schools shouldn’t open until 3rd week of August

  Protesters ask NuLu businesses to sign contract promising ‘changes’

Masks required in parts of Holiday World

  Businesses downtown board up ahead of weekend protests

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  Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill voluntarily shuts down during COVID-19

Louisville Bats Movie Night canceled due to protests

  Jewel looters, pandemic not taking down Little John’s Derby Jewelry

  Behind on rent because of COVID-19 disruptions, tenants can get help to avoid eviction

  Businesses, schools monitoring COVID case surge

Starbucks mask mandate goes into effect today

  Louisville sports bar owner questions COVID-19 testing czar’s warning

Keeping Khalil’s afloat is already a struggle for the sports bar's owner, especially while implementing the state’s mandated safety rules.

Kentucky, Indiana rank among highest in COVID-19 personal bankruptcy

The economic destruction caused by the coronavirus has resulted in a surge in unemployment in Kentucky and Indiana over the past several months.

  Many Black-owned Louisville businesses thriving thanks to community support

People have been advocating to support restaurants and shops with Black owners across the city.

Kroger cashiers to stop giving customers coin change

If you go to Kroger, for now you can forget your change purse.

  Local business creates mandatory mask rule, doctor weighs in

Survey: At-home workers willing to take a paycut to keep working from home

  Downtown Louisville businesses look for ways to get customers back amid pandemic, protests

Humana looking to fill 200 positions

  Fourth Street business still recovering after late-May riots caused $100,000 in damage

  Indiana to start new Stage 4.5 coronavirus phase

  Looking for a new home? Finding one right now may be tough

There aren’t too many houses for sale right now in the Louisville area, and the ones that are available are going fast.

Headliners for sale in Louisville, but the music won’t stop

The owners want a new partner looking to buy into the venue as a commercial investment.

  Beshear praises international partnership with Kentucky agritech company

Governor Andy Beshear made an announcements for two major AgriTech developments in Kentucky.

  Kentucky restaurants can open at 50 percent, while Kentucky Kingdom preps for next Monday

Restaurants in Kentucky can now expand their capacity to 50 percent, while Kentucky Kingdom prepares for a June 29 reopening.

LIST: The Louisville area’s most, least expensive neighborhoods

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  Caesars Southern Indiana reopens, eroded roads fixed

Construction on the roads are nearly done, with just a month left before final completion.

  Louisville youth sports facilities open for first time since coronavirus closure

On Monday, low-contact youth sports resumed in Kentucky after a nearly three-month closure due to COVID-19.

Liquor Barn fires employees after allegedly denying black woman use of bathroom

A general manager and an employee of The Liquor Barn Party Mart on Brownsboro Road in Louisville were fired after a troubling video on Facebook gained traction Wednesday.

  Area CrossFit gyms seek distance and cut ties in wake of comments by former CEO

Gyms that pay to use the CrossFit brand are putting distance between their local businesses and the national company’s former CEO, Greg Glassman.

  California company signs on to develop UofL COVID-19 research

The UofL virus-blocking technology is called Qualigen Therapeutics.

Kentucky businesses can increase capacity if they meet one requirement

Gov. Andy Beshear also gave updates on Kentucky coronavirus cases and deaths during his news conference.

  Small businesses try to stay open despite coronavirus, recent unrest

Although coronavirus-related closures have eased in recent weeks, many downtown businesses had to close again following civil unrest across the city.

  Black business owners in Louisville consider role in peaceful progress

"When you see that unity, it just makes you realize there are good people in the world and it is going to get better,” Paula Hunter, co-owner of the Black Italian in the Highlands, said.

  Looted West End Kroger set to reopen Wednesday

The store is an oasis in a part of Louisville that is frequently described as a food desert, where fresh food is not easily accessible.

  Kentucky Kingdom awaits reopening date from state

Gov. Andy Beshear said it’s looking like Kentucky Kingdom would fall under the state’s Phase 3 reopening plan in July.

Kentucky and Indiana theme and water parks preparing to reopen

Kentucky Kingdom and Holiday World are two area amusement parks getting ready to open.

  McConnell praises Beshear for reopening Kentucky’s economy

McConnell made the comments Tuesday at his first public appearance in Kentucky since March 13.

  Meat shortage causing problems for local restaurants

As restaurants start to open up across Kentucky, the excitement is slightly overshadowed by the nationwide meat shortage.

  Frankfort Ave. restaurants reopen with live music, new menu items

Several restaurants on Frankfort Ave. in Louisville reopened their dining rooms Friday under Gov. Beshear’s Healthy at Work plan.

  Bardstown Road restaurant owners want to turn parking lane into outdoor seating

On Friday, restaurants across Kentucky were able to open to dine-in customers for the first time in months. Some owners are being forced to get creative in order to find more seating for their customers.

  Kentucky restaurants reopen

Kentucky’s reopening of businesses continues as restaurants welcome back customers at 33-percent capacity inside, along with outdoor seating if they have the space.

  Kentucky restaurants reopen dining rooms at limited capacity

Restaurants in Kentucky were allowed to reopen their dining rooms Friday after months of being limited to carry-out and delivery.

  Governor Beshear announces guidelines for child care centers to reopen

Many childcare centers are ready to take on the extra cleaning measures laid out by the state.

  Louisville restaurants prep for return to dine-in service Friday

Restaurants in Kentucky are able to reopen their dining rooms starting Friday, but they still won’t be allowed to fill them completely.

Re:Center Ministries thrift shop reopens in Louisville

Thrift N’ Thrive has reopened its doors. The shop, owned by non-profit ReCenter Ministries, closed back on April 23.

Kentucky Kingdom looks to stay closed until July

Some outdoor attractions in the commonwealth are opening in early June.

  Malls, retailers reopen to small, but steady, crowds of shoppers

Wednesday was the day many store owners and their customers have been waiting for, as malls and other stores were allowed to open in Kentucky.

  11 restaurants file for sidewalk outdoor seating permit in Louisville

Starting May 22, Kentucky restaurants will be able to operate at 33% capacity, while outdoor seating will be unlimited.

  Campsites, attractions reopening in Kentucky, Indiana for summer

All will be required to practice social distancing and take sanitation precautions, heading into what is typically a very busy travel weekend.

Report: Sneaky ‘Free Joe Exotic’ printed on Rhinegeist Cheetah beer cans

At Over-the-Rhine’s Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, its workers are hoping to spread a little joy to its customers near and far.

Louisville restaurants make changes as they prepare for in-person dining

Kentucky restaurants can open their doors to dine-in customers at 33 percent capacity beginning Friday.

  Shoppers in Indiana want more safety precautions from malls and stores

Shoppers shared with WAVE 3 News their thoughts on safety in public places as businesses begin to open back up.

Ford plants in Louisville reopen

Ford says plants have enhanced safety and care measures.

  Ind. restaurants hoping for busy first weekend at 50 percent capacity

Restaurants in Southern Indiana are gearing up for the first weekend of restaurants being open at 50 percent capacity inside.

  Restaurants focus on social distancing challenges during reopening

Operating at limited capacity, with only outdoor seating and with take-out orders isn’t enough to pay the bills at many restaurants.

Kroger employees to receive ‘Thank You Pay’ after ‘Hero Bonuses’ come to an end

Hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center associates will be eligible.

Amazon employee in Jeffersonville dies from coronavirus

A worker at Amazon’s Jeffersonville, Ind., fulfillment center has died from the coronavirus, the company confirmed in a statement Thursday.

Beshear announces new requirements for restaurants ahead of May 22 reopening

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday released new requirements for restaurants before they reopen for business next week.

  Restaurants bracing for meat shortage, starting to see problems

River Road BBQ’s owner is starting to think of backup plans for the weeks to come, like thinking of daily specials depending on what they have the most inventory on.

Toyota Indiana welcomes workers back; implements new coronavirus safety precautions

Thousands of people are expected to head back to work at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana plant this week.

Fischer announces 11 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Wednesday announced 11 new cases of the coronavirus and one more death in Jefferson County.

  Restaurants grateful for opportunity to reopen outdoor seating next week

While some restaurant owners say they are excited to reopen, especially on their patios, others say they will only be doing carryout for a little longer.

  Deep cleaning businesses helping reopen economy, fight coronavirus

A pandemic shows that staying sanitary can pay dividends for Kentuckians’ health. Some claim it might become even more important as the country begins to reopen again.

  Small business struggling to stay afloat burglarized in Louisville

444 Autobody has been in business for less than a year.

  Some Indiana restaurant owners not ready for dine-in customers just yet

Tuesday marked the second day restaurants in Indiana were able to open their doors to dine-in customers. However, some restaurant owners are not ready to swing open the doors just yet.

Fischer announces allowances for expanded outdoor seating at restaurants

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday announced some good news for the city’s restaurant operators.

  Louisville bar owner ‘ready to reopen’ with weeks to wait

“I’m hoping that we have a line out the door waiting to come and we get back to normal,” Lynne Frost, the owner of Third Street Dive in downtown Louisville, said.

  Owners introduce safety measures as some Kentucky businesses reopen

As some Kentucky businesses reopen, many spent Monday preparing their social-distancing protocols and making PPE readily available for the public.

  Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport reports stunning low after record year

One passenger described the airport as a “ghost town.”

Gov. Beshear warns of utility scam during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians of Utility Scam during COVID-19 Pandemic.

  Indiana salons gear up to reopen Monday

Stylists in New Albany are getting booked up, and their plan of attack is ready; it starts before their clients walk through the door.

  Local farms seeing impact of restaurants being closed

Butchertown Grocery is opening for carry out for the first time this weekend, which is some good news for local farms who provide fresh produce for them.

  Kentucky Retail Federation releases proposal for reopening

While retail stores are open for in-person traffic in Indiana, shops in Kentucky will have to wait until May 20 to operate that way again.

  Kentucky restaurants start preparing to reopen

“It’s exciting to see a light at the end of a tunnel and see the possibility of being able to reopen again,” a local brewery manager told WAVE 3 News.

  Small business owner ‘on the verge of tears a lot,’ scared federal relief won’t last

At Printworx of Louisville the workspaces are empty and machines normally churning out products are idle.

  Gym owner concerned about future of his business with current shutdown

“How are we going to train here? I teach people how to fight and defend themselves, not how to pretend to do that,” a local gym owner explained to WAVE 3 News.

  Online wagering raises odds for success at Churchill Downs while fans are locked out

Churchill Downs employees can be seen wearing masks while preparing for horses to show back up for racing.

  Probable federal loan to cover KY unemployment claims could have long-term impacts

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians are relying on unemployment insurance to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.