It’s that time of year! Get some expert advice on Derby picks at the annual Bourbons Bistro Kentucky Derby Handicapping Dinner on Monday, April 29th. This three-course dinner with mint julep and presentation from Mark Coomes and Jody Demling is $65 per person. Reservations can be made at 502-894-8838 or

Mark Coomes covered sports and a dilettantish mix of other topics great and small in 20 years at The Courier-Journal, The (Monroe, La.) News-Star, USA Today, Florida Today and The Cats’ Pause.

Jody Demling is the publisher of two 247Sports Network sites: and