The week ahead: Bourbon movie, Q1 earnings, Venture Sharks, and more

It’s Derby Week, normally a slow news week, but there are still some people getting things done before everyone checks out on Oaks Day. Our Bar Belle, Sara Havens, has you covered on the events front. Here’s some of what else is going on in town.


You may have heard him on the Drunken Money Podcast, but at Monday’s Open Coffee, you can chat it up with speaker Paul Heintzman, a business banker at Stock Yards Bank & Trust and the co-host of the finances for millennials podcast. He’ll be at iHub at 204 S. Floyd Street for the free coffee klatch.


The city is being pretty tight-lipped about this announcement, but IL did hear from Mayor Fischer’s spokesman Chris Poynter that at 10 a.m. on Monday at Metro Hall there will be an announcement about a “major motion picture” coming to town. What’s it about? All Poynter would say: “Bourbon.”


Three of Louisville’s big businesses are releasing their first-quarter numbers this week: CafePress on May 2, Humana on May 3 and Kindred Healthcare on May 4.  Insider’s business reporter, Boris Ladwig, said that the earnings announcements could be exciting, especially given the speculation about Kindred’s possible sale, and Humana being one of the potential acquirers.

Venture Capital

Find out which company will make the Venture Sharks bite at Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. Venture Connectors Luncheon at Muhammad Ali Museum, 144 N. 6th Street. This is the finals of the Shark Tank-style competition, where startups are competing for $37,000 in cash and prizes.


There’s still time to be the jock you never were in high school. The Metro Parks Athletic Office has extended the deadline for signing up for the Spring Adult Athletics Leagues to Friday, May 5. League start date will be pushed back to the week of May 22. If golf is more your thing, you can now schedule tee times on your phone with Metro Park’s new app.