The Internal Revenue Service says $233,465 in tax refunds and economic stimulus payments are owed to nearly 300 Lafayette Parish residents. Seventy-six residents are owed an average of $838, and 268 taxpayers have an average check of $633 coming to them courtesy of the economic stimulus package.
In Louisiana, $3.3 million of 5,656 economic stimulus checks haven't been cashed, and $1.4 million in refunds for 1,520 have gone undelivered. To see if you might be leaving some money on the table, visit the IRS' website.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.