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Military families with business dreams in Louisville now have help

Bunker Labs plans to host meetups each month where military entrepreneurs can have their questions answered.

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Yum Brands shares fall on GrubHub investment

  Humana to lay off at least 800 workers by year’s end

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Boombozz is back in Jeffersonville after new remodel

  One Park gets green light from Planning Commission

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Gas prices in Kentucky drop, while prices soar in Indiana

Lexington Herald-Leader ending Saturday newspaper

Churchill Downs completes purchase of Turfway Park

Toys R Us comes back online with help from Target

Unclaimed Funds: Does the state of Kentucky owe you money?

UofL assumes full control of heart research center

Malibu Jack’s moving into old Walmart location at Hurstbourne Parkway

The vacated Walmart location on Hurstbourne Parkway will soon have a new resident as Malibu Jack’s indoor fun park will move in from their former location.

Kroger, Walgreens to stop sale of e-cigarettes at all stores

A spokesperson for Kroger said they are discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes “due to the mounting questions and increasingly-complex regulatory environment associated with these products.”

  UPS announces $750 million expansion, 1,000 new jobs

Louisville’s biggest employer is about to get bigger.

Churchill Downs will acquire Turfway Park

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Turfway Park in Florence.

Man turns $230 into $2.2 million from TwinSpires horse racing bet

  Harrison County popcorn harvest is big business for the regional economy

  Panelists discuss bourbon boom

UPS plans $750 million Worldport expansion

Ribbon-cutting expected soon for New Albany’s newest hotel

  Redevelopment commission approves building new medical facility near Purdue Polytechnic in New Albany

  Panel discusses supporting more local business in West End

Past and present business leaders and trendsetters were recognized for the impacts they are making in the West End Saturday morning at the West Louisville Business Trailblazers series.

Floyd County groundbreaking aimed at luring new businesses, 400 jobs

The Novaparke Innovation & Technology Campus will be a 60-acre business park that will bring 400 new jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to Southern Indiana over the next decade.

Walmart, Target hosting September car seat recycling events

September is National Baby Safety Month

New Albany to welcome first new hotel in 2 decades

The 84-room hotel will offer views of New Albany and the Louisville skyline, as well as a gym, pool and outdoor fire pit, the News & Tribune reported.

  Gas prices expected to rise following strikes on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Weekend strikes on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia are taking 5.7-million crude oil barrels a day off the market, or 6 percent of the global supply.

Papa John’s ups scholarship money to Simmons College

It appears the spat between Papa John's and Simmons College might be over.

  Business owners say landlord won’t respond as they wait for condemned St. Matthews shopping center to reopen

Nearly two months after the roof collapsed on a St. Matthews strip mall, some businesses are still struggling to make ends meet.

Bardstown Bourbon Company opens new Visitor Center Experience

Bardstown Bourbon Company debuts a wide range of tours, classes in new Visitors Center Experience.

Record number of concerts leads to unprecedented profit at Yum! Center

The arena hosted a record 29 concerts in the 2018/2019 fiscal year including nine sold-out events.

  UPS hiring 2,600 workers in Louisville for holiday season

About 2,600 workers are needed in Louisville alone.

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  Kroger asks customers to leave their guns at home

Grocery giant Kroger confirmed Tuesday that it is asking its customers to leave their guns at home.

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French Lick Casino to launch sportsbook

French Lick Casino to launch new sportsbook in time for NFL season.

  Nearly $2 million dedicated to entrepreneurs looking to tackle affordable housing crisis

Making ends meet is a top concern for many families. That’s why Access Ventures put on the Reconstruct Challenge.

  Indiana sports betting starts Sunday; Horseshoe Casino starts Sept. 12

Sports gamblers have been counting down the days until this Sunday. That’s when sports betting becomes legal in Indiana.

Papa John’s names new president and CEO

Rob Lynch was appointed President and CEO of Papa John's International, Inc.

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Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic & Car Show celebrates 20 years

Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic & Car Show celebrates 20 years of fun for union families, and raising money for charitable organizations

Houston Mayor addresses 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon as keynote speaker

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner talks about experiences as mayor as keynote speaker for 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.

  AT&T employees in Louisville continue to strike

Striking workers are alleging AT&T management is bargaining in bad faith by sending negotiators to the bargaining table who don’t have the power to make decisions.

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

KFC is getting into the alternative-meat game.

New Scam Alert: Watch out for ‘Sextortion’ emails

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new email scam.

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Topgolf Swing arrives in Louisville

The TopGolf Swing Suite is at Sullivan’s Tap House on Shelbyville Road in St Matthews.

Kentucky lawmakers push for $15 minimum wage

Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, and Rep. Kathy Hinkle, D-Louisa, filed Bill Request 132 and Bill Request 237, respectively.

  Downtown Louisville businesses prep for presidential visit

Traffic was flowing smoothly down Main Street on Tuesday, but the roads soon will look a little different.

  Big effort by small businesses to keep going after roof collapse

Sue Chao rents a commercial kitchen by the day in Jeffersontown just so she can keep her business on life support.

NOIR Black Chamber of Commerce bringing new support to local business owners

NOIR Black Business Social Club INC. announces new chamber of commerce plans to expand support for African American business owners.

Southern Indiana steel company granted relief from trade restrictions

A Jeffersonville company has been granted relief from a Trump Administration trade policy that went into effect more than a year ago.

  Consumer Alert: Your bank’s phone number may have been spoofed

Phone scammers seem to get smarter every day, causing consumers at the very least a headache if not some of their hard-earned money.

Louisville Bats president stepping down; COO named new president

Gary Ulmer, a lifelong Louisville resident, has been the team president since 1993.

  ‘Risky’ Business: UofL to take over Jewish Hospital

In a move aimed at saving struggling Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville announced Wednesday that it will acquire KentuckyOne Health’s local assets.

Planet Fitness to open 2 new gyms in Louisville, 1 in Jeffersonville

Planet Fitness is opening two new locations in Louisville, and nearly doubling the size of an existing gym.

Reports: Pizza Hut will close hundreds of dine-in restaurants

One of America's largest pizza chains, Pizza Hut plans to focus on carryout and delivery business, TODAY.com reported Wednesday.

Fifth Third raising minimum wage to $18

The change goes into effect Oct. 28.

  Churchill Downs to add hotel, gaming venue to track by 2021

During a company quarterly earnings call Thursday, Churchill Downs Incorporated CEO Bill Carstanjen announced the addition of the hotel, a gaming facility and additional premium seating would be added to the track.

  Big changes coming for two iconic Louisville businesses

The good news for Caufield’s fans is that the store is not closing, but the building on 1006 Main Street is up for sale.

This company will pay you $1,000 to give up technology for a weekend

A company called SatelliteInternet.com is currently hiring someone to take a digital detox for two nights in Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. The chosen person will then report on their experience using a satellite internet connection on the third night.

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

  Gas prices on the rise; where is it cheapest in the Louisville area?

Gas prices in Louisville have risen more than seven cents per gallon over the last week, and experts speculate they may continue to spike in the wake of Hurricane Barry.

  GLI asks music festival crowds to ‘Live in Lou’

They are trying to persuade millennials and Gen-Zers to consider living and working in Louisville.

Zappos announces job fair Friday

The positions include warehouse, retail and photography.

KFC celebrates National Fried Chicken Day with food donation

The company provided fresh food to the less fortunate throughout the city.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

  Louisville Tourism working to find replacement for big convention leaving city

Louisville’s hotel scene is growing, but not like other cities.

  Indiana man faces new federal child porn charges in murder of Alaskan teenager

Darin Schilmiller is one of six charged with murdering Cynthia Hoffman. He'll be extradited to Alaska in July.

Louisville-based health care company expanding to southern Indiana

PharmaCord will invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville.

Chase Bank’s newest policy change says you can’t take them to court; here’s how to opt out

If you are a Chase credit card customer you may have gotten an email this week that described new policy changes impacting your rights.

Gas prices could continue to tank toward $2 per gallon, even amid tariff threats

Summer road trips are right around the corner, and combined with threats of tariffs on China and Mexico, you’d think gas prices would be expected to rise.

New Mercedes dealership opening in east Louisville

WAVE 3 News got a tour of the dealership located near the Gene Synder and Old Henry Road.

  Old Louisville residents say Rite Aid closing is detrimental to neighborhood

After the Kroger closed down at 2nd and Breckenridge, the Rite Aid was the only option for many.

  Near the I-265 interchange, Jeffersonville’s landscape transformed by year of growth, new business

With River Ridge to the north and the East End Bridge connecting new commerce, the Jeffersonville community is growing rapidly.

Reports: Dressbarn announces it will close all 600+ stores

Dressbarn's parent company announced Monday that it will close all of its 650 stores, according to multiple reports.

  UPS finishes automating the Louisville Centennial Ground Hub

The hub has tripled in size and new technology helps to get packages delivered a little faster.

  Only non-gender clothing store in Louisville creates a safe shopping space

A Louisville designer opened the store three years ago to create an open space for all identities.

  $40M concert venue coming to Newport

Officials said big names are expected at a $40 million concert venue coming to Newport.

  Verbal arguments scheduled for this month in ongoing Topgolf case

You've probably heard someone ask one of these questions lately:“What’s going on with Topgolf? Are they coming or not?”