week ahead

Welcome to the first full week of June. Here’s what’s happening.

The UofL Foundation audit saga continues

On June 8, the forensic audit of the foundation is being presented to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees members at a meeting and being released to the public later that day.

Where is “Denny Crum’s $700,000″? Why was Tom Jurich on the payroll? When you follow the money, where does it lead?

To find out, stay tuned to @joesonka.

Council members holding a public meeting over violence in the West End

Perhaps theses five council members didn’t get Gov. Matt Bevin’s directive that the citizens of Louisville should pray away the violence in the city. Or maybe they did and just want to go ahead and have a meeting about violence anyway.

Jessica Green (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Mary Woolridge (D-3), Cheri Hamilton (D-5) and David James (D-6) will host a public meeting on Monday, June 5 at Cole’s Place, at 2629 W. Kentucky St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Topics: Louisville Metro Police, crime and violence in our communities and the future of Chief Steve Conrad as the leader of LMPD.

Was it a good quarter for Brown-Forman?

In late May, shares of Brown-Forman spiked because Constellation Brands offered to buy the Louisville-based distiller, which declined to sell. Constellation brands include Corona and Modelo beers, Robert Mondavi wines and Svedka Vodka and a few other spirits.

Brown-Forman will release fourth-quarter earnings on June 7.

Be a star!

“Smoketown,” the spiritually driven miniseries IL told you about last week, will be in need of some 150 extras this week. All walks of life are needed: diversity is a goal. They even need children. This may be the perfect way to get on television… or even get noticed and become the next Jennifer Lawrence.

For those interested in possible lasting fame and fortune, email Vin Morreale at [email protected]

High-ticket entertainment this weekend…

It’s the Bourbon Affair next week, the “ultimate bourbon fantasy camp” culminating in Whisky Live and the new Higher Proof Expo — both on Saturday. The affair has up to 15 different experiences between June 6-11. Tickets are scarce (and pricey!), so don’t dilly-dally.

Another big-ticket ticket is Zoofari, the zoo’s largest fundraiser, with the full-on dinner and cocktails and all the fixings costing up to $300 a ticket. But they do offer a “Mix and Mingle” ticket for $75. The Mix and Mingle party feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction and music entertainment.



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