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Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Don’t click on that Google photo album link, it’s a scam

Kentucky begins accepting applications to help renters, landlords

USDA: Kids will receive free meals through December 31

Beshear creates fund to protect Kentuckians from eviction

Louisville man wins $1M Kentucky Lottery jackpot

Beshear: Kentucky to seek extra unemployment payments

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Nerf Super Soaker water blasters being recalled by Hasbro Inc.

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

Court warns of rising scam phone calls

LG&E customers reminded to call before they dig on National Safe Digging Day

Beshear: Unemployment action ‘not workable’ in current form

  Make Ends Meet: Finding affordable food

BoomBozz to host job fair at Westport Village location

Positions available include servers, hosts, kitchen staff and managerial positions.

New resources now available for Louisvillians facing eviction, other crises

With Kentucky's eviction and utility cutoff moratium over, many Louisvillians across the metro area are now facing evictions.

Make Ends Meet: A pandemic plan to help with lunch

For students who will rely on NTI this coming school year or other educational programs that are different than the norm, they may need Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Assistance.

Indiana eviction, utility shutoff moratoriums end next week

Statewide, an estimated 44% of rental households are unable to pay rent and are at risk of eviction.

  Louisville woman, Realtor warn of rental scams

How to make your own disinfecting wipes at home

  Ky. eviction rule lifted as groups provide resources to keep people in their homes

  Thousands expected to seek help at Louisville unemployment site

  Freelancers, technicians in arts and entertainment industry still uncertain about future

Kentucky extends contract for help processing jobless claims

  Rental assistance available for Jefferson Co. residents concerned about evictions

Cathy Hinko, executive director of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, is encouraging tenants and landlords to educate themselves.

Product developed to save children left in hot cars

The Saf-T is designed to prevent parents from leaving children in cars.

  Make Ends Meet: How and when to shop around for healthcare

Asking questions and making the right choices can ensure a person’s health and help them avoid being broke.

Nazareth Home hosts outdoor hiring event

The on-the-spot interviews were at a safe, social distance outside at their Nazareth Home Highland location.

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

A moratorium imposed by Gov. Andy Beshear on evictions brought on by the COVID-19 crisis is still in effect, but renters are feeling the pressure.

Country Time to send stimulus checks to some kids who can’t run their summer lemonade stands

Kids whose summer lemonade stand plans were put on hold by COVID-19 may be getting some stimulus money, courtesy of Country Time.

  NTI return could mean more digital disadvantages for some families

If the Jefferson County Board of Education votes to continue non-traditional instruction into the 2020-21 academic year, that could add to a lot of stressors parents are already facing as they try to juggle their work lives and being a parent.

Kroger to require all customers wear masks in stores nationwide

Beginning July 22, if you're inside a Kroger location, you've got to be wearing a mask.

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.

Healthier option of cauliflower rice now being tested at Chipotle

Chipotle is testing out cauliflower rice in a number of restaurants in Colorado and Wisconsin.

  Skin Safety: 5 sunburns before 20 years old increases skin cancer potential 80%

What kind of sunscreen you use is almost as important as how much you use.

90-day extension period for Kentucky license renewals expiring

Kentucky licenses, permits and IDs that expire starting Tuesday will no longer have a 90-day extension period for renewal.

  Pandemic travel trends keep tourists closer to home

In the woods of Clark County, Ind., a sandy oasis is drawing crowds.

LEGO launches new kits to make pop culture portraits

LEGO art kits allow you to create mosaic-like portraits of pop culture icons.

  Food safety tips for your 4th of July cookout

If you plan to social distance and grill out this 4th of July weekend, here are some tips to keep your food safe, and stomach full.

UPS donates $481,000 for pandemic relief

Last year, UPS said its employees logged 7,000 volunteer hours at the food bank.

  Most Kentuckians spent stimulus checks on food

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show 1.8 million out of 3.3 million stimulus recipients in Kentucky spent stimulus money on food.

  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.

Holcomb announces Indiana COVID-19 rental relief program

Families must have not received rental assistance from another source to be eligible for assistance.

Cameron: Kentucky voters beware of voting scam asking for ballots through text, email, phone

Attorney General Daniel Cameron wants all residents to know these methods are not legal in the commonwealth.

  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.

  Hundreds seek unemployment filing help outside of Ky. Capitol Wednesday

Hundreds drove to Frankfort seeking what they’ve been looking for for months.

Office of Unemployment Insurance now offering in-person services

As coronavirus-related restrictions ease across Kentucky, the state’s Office of Unemployment Insurance will offer in-person services for residents “experiencing issues with their unemployment insurance benefits.”

  Unemployment protesting met with on-site processing at Ky. Capitol

About a dozen people showed up in Frankfort Tuesday with signs ready to protest Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s handling of pandemic unemployment claims.

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

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Frontier Airlines restores flights from CVG to 6 cities as travel ramps back up amid COVID-19

Fares are being offered as low as $39 and they are available now.

Ways to save money on your monthly cell phone bill

With more people working from home, cell phone usage has increased, but it doesn’t mean your monthly bill has to.

  McConnell praises Beshear for reopening Kentucky’s economy

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

Nike releases a shoe to honor Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with Nike SB to release a new shoe based on the colors of a pint of Chunky Monkey.

  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.

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.

Survey: 30% of pool owners admit to peeing in the pool

Per the study, 28 percent of people said they would swim within one hour of having diarrhea.

Pix Shoes reopens to customers

The store was closed for Easter, the first Saturday in May, and Mother’s Day.

Walmart to offer 2-hour delivery and curbside prescription pickup amid COVID-19 pandemic

Walmart is integrating its two popular apps – the Walmart Grocery App and the Walmart App, to offer 2-hour delivery, curbside prescription pickup, and contactless payment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

BBB warns about Roku activation scam

The BBB said customers in 25 states, including Kentucky, have been tricked into paying a Roku activation fee.

  Make Ends Meet: A guide to apartment living

Communication is key if you're having trouble paying the rent.

  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.

Pepsi launches direct-to-the-customer delivery

Pepsico has launched two websites that allow shoppers to order Pepsi’s food and beverage brands straight from the manufacturer.

  Woman nearly falls for scam while helping son file for unemployment

The woman dialed a number looking to contact Gov. Andy Beshear, which turned out to be a scam.

BBB: Social media coupon scams spreading amid the coronavirus pandemic

The fake coupons circulate on Facebook and Twitter, offering hundreds of dollars in free merchandise.

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

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

  Florists, gift shops getting economic boost thanks to moms

The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on small businesses around the country and in Louisville. This week, however, there’s an economic bright spot: Mother’s Day.

  Still no money for over 14,000 Kentuckians who filed for unemployment in March

“This is serious,” Kentuckian Caroline Jessee said. “People are going hungry, going into financial difficulty.”

  Fraudulent unemployment claim preventing Louisville mom from filing real claim

“It’s been a catastrophe," Adriane McNelly stressed to WAVE 3 News.

Nanz and Kraft hard at work to get ready for Mother’s Day

To help accommodate the large number of Mother's Day orders- Nanz and Kraft is holding a no contact Flower drive-thru at the Breckenridge Lane, today through Saturday.

  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.

  Bullitt County woman’s 2-month unemployment problem finally nearing resolution

For thousands of Kentuckians, the unemployment process has been difficult. Feledra Moore-Phillips’ situation is no different.

  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.

  Clarksville BMV opens for appointments only

Tuesday was rainy, cold and damp, but it didn’t stop dozens of people from coming to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Clarksville for day two of the branch’s soft reopening.

Western Kentucky meat processing plants close for cleaning

According to state officials, 124 employees at Perdue Farms in Ohio County, 74 employees at Tyson Foods in Henderson County, and 22 employees at Specialty Foods Group in Daviess County have tested positive for COVID-19.

  As some Kentuckians push for rent forgiveness, others say it’s unconstitutional, unnecessary

A local attorney cites national data, updated last week, showing there's only been a slight decrease so far of people not being able to pay their rent.

With more people at home, less are playing Kentucky Lottery

Despite the lower numbers, lottery officials say the education commitment to the state will still be honored.

  Local stores starting to plan for possible meat shortages

Smaller local stores aren’t limiting customers to any quantities at this point.

  Don’t have a face mask? Here’s how to get one

Local corner stores may have masks in stock, or shoppers can hop on Facebook groups to see who’s giving them away.

  Kentucky man’s handwritten letter helps solve unemployment nightmare

Dan Jacobe mailed a 12-page letter to the unemployment office in Frankfort in order to get his unemployment claim filed.

  ‘That’s what keeps me up at night’: Lt. Gov. Coleman speaks on unemployment filing frustrations

The lieutenant governor said just recently staff worked until 4 a.m. to fix a system glitch that freed up payments to 26,000 people.

First look at stimulus checks with President’s name

We’re getting a first look at what the paper economic stimulus checks will look like, with President Trump’s name printed on them.

  Make Ends Meet: The real deal on stimulus checks

Nicholas Maraman, a senior attorney for the Louisville Legal Aid Society’s Economic Stability Unit, provided some answers to a few frequently-asked questions about the economic impact payments.