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Get the dish on everything Kentucky every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm on KISS 96.9!

Leigh & Tam will tell you about their week and what’s up this weekend!

Meet the Taste Buds!

She’s the Class, I’m the Sass.  We are the Kentucky Taste Buds!

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

11/16/19 Mind Over Matter

The Norwegian Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter

Lexington’s Special Olympics Polar Plunge

Sheryl Woolverton, Health & Life Coach

Farmer’s Almanac Extended Forecast

Kentucky Utilities
5 Ways to Reduce You Energy Bills by up to 50%
1: Weather Stripping around doors and windows.
2: If you have Gas Heat, you will not notice the difference between hiving it set at 68 versus  70, but your bill will reflect a huge savings.
3: Invest in a new Thermostat
4: Lave your Basement door open to the upstairs… Hot air rises!
5: Lower temperature on your water heater from very hot to hot or even a notch below.

How to Remove Snow & Ice from Your Car (For Gen Zer’s.)
1: Turn on your Car
2: Turn on the Heat to the Warmest Setting
3: Select Defrost
4: Turn on blower full blast
5: Lightly chip at ice until it comes off

Best Foods to Eat to Stay Well this Winter from

People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive John Legend

Hot Picks of the Week:
Ky Blood Center Big Blue Crush
Ky Taste Buds Holiday Hotlist
Drunkwood KY
Unique Horse Farm Tours
Kayla Weber Art
KISS 96.9 Holiday Kickoff Party

Hot TAMaLEIGH of the WEEK!
Windy Corner Market

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

11.09.19  Thankfulness

What do Kentuckians want for Thanksgiving? From
How to make Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie
How to cook a Turkey
Thanksgiving games
Macy’s Parade

Great Places to Eat for Thanksgiving:
Ky State Parks
Churchill Downs
Cru Food & Wine Bar in The Summit
JW’s Steakhouse @ Griffin Gate Marriott
Lockbox @ 21c Museum Hotel

Where to get help putting Thanksgiving Dinner together
La Bonne Vie – Chef Ruthie
Missy’s Pies
Critchfield Meats
Sunrise Bakery

11 Unproductive Habits You Want to Quit

Veteran’s Day Wiki

List of Discounts and Giveaways Offered for the Holiday
Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Bluegrass Tool & Industrial Veteran’s Day Lunch
Woodford Reserve Veteran’s Day Tour and Tasting

Holiday Travel Tips from Kerri Peterson @ Going Places Travel in Georgetown
Book airfare early to save the most money
Travel on the actual Holiday
If possible, only take a carry-on
Book a trip to the Caribbean, Mexico or Disney

25 Awesome Things We Take for Granted Most Days from

Upcoming Events
Kentucky Book Fair
Holly Day Market

Hot Pick of the Week
Chrisman Mill Winery’s Fuego Grill
Mellow Mushroom

Tyrese Maxey UK Basketball

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

11/02/19      Politics

Who’s running in Kentucky this year? From article “Don’t Squawk if you Don’t Vote

Iron Jawed Angels movie

President Trump at Rupp Arena Monday to support Governor Matt Bevin

Top 10 Weirdest Political Parties from’s Podcast with The Hatfields & The McCoys

How to Cope with Politics Stress

The Lane Report’s 10 Healthiest Places to Live in Kentucky’s Blog “Shine, Burn and Fight Your Way Through the Holidays”

The Best Political Drama TV Shows from

Hot Picks of the Week!
Fire & Bourbon 6-Course Dinner @ The Kentucky Derby Museum November 12th.
LV Harkness Holiday Open House November 5-7
Town Branch Park gets a $1 Million Donation from UK Coach Matthew Mitchell Ace Weekly

Hot TAMaLEIGH of the WEEK!
Lesley Wake Webster

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

10/26/19 Halloween!

Halloween Wiki

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween from Halloween New England

10 Most Popular Halloween Costume Ideas of The Year, According to Google (

Top 2019 Trending Halloween Costumes trending right now.

  1. The clown from It – I better not see that at my door.
  2. The never out of style – witch
  3. Spiderman – I like that guy at the UK games who always wears the blue UK spiderman costume.
  4. The dinosaur
  5. The characters from the Descendants. Never seen it.
  6. A clown again, but this time the nice kind. The circus clown.
  7. Fortnite characters.

   The 80’s.  We did that just recently.  Feels like yesterday.

What to Do With All the Leftover Candy? (

Kentucky Theater’s Halloweek

Lexington’s New Electric Scooters

Bacon Jam Festival in Louisville, November 2 (Use Promo Code KYTASTEBUDS for $5 off Tickets!
Vendors: Celtic Pig
Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse
Cookie Dough Bliss

Hot TAMaLEIGHs of the Week
Ky Technado
Bourbon BonBons

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

The Real McCoy/Scam Watch 2019 10/19/19

Federal Trade Commission Scam Alerts

Common Scams & Frauds – USAGov

Top Online Scams You Need to Avoid Today

Scam Statistics

Year 2038 Problem

10 Steps to Take if You Suspect You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

Romance Scams from the BBB

Top Scams of 2019
Romance Ruses or Sextortion
Tech Support Scams
Fake Website Scams
Fake Family Emergency Scams
Avoid Job Scams – BBB

Dudley’s Chef Mark Richardson

Hot Pick of the Week
Leaf-Peeping at Natural Bridge State Park
UK Children’s Hospital

Hot TAMaLEIGH of the Week
Lynn Bowden – Kentucky Wildcat Wide Receiver and Quarterback on occasion

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

Get Your Spooky On! 10/12/19

Fantasy Violence Scary Silence of the Lambs

Realistic Violence Scary Michael Myers

Spooky Scary Cape Fear

Mess With Your Mind Scary Eyes Wide Shut


Boo! Scary!

Fear of the Unknown

Waveland Halloween
Grim Trails, Jeffersontown, KY 
Devine’s Corn Maze, Harrodsburg
Skeleton’s Lair, Bowling Green

Scariest Movies of All Time
Friday the 13th

  1. Alien
    9. The Birds
    8. Nightmare on Elm Street
    7. The Cabin in the Woods
    6. Evil Dead
    5. Poltergeist
    4. Halloween
    3. The Shining
    2. The Exorcist
    1. It

Shamrock’s in Patchen Village Lip Sync Battle
Thriller Parade

The Brownie Bae

Women in Business Expo & Conference

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

10/5/19 It’s Talk-tober!

Carl Meyers Upscale Women’s Boutique

Bobbi Brown counter @ Dillard’s

2019 Men’s Fall Fashion Trends

5 Beard Trends for Men in 2019

A Taste of Fall Facebook Page

Wilderness Trail Distillery Chili Cookoff

Fun Festivals in Ky in October
Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles The Pumpkin Jamboree
Buffalo Daze in Stamping Ground
Country Harvest Trail Days in Paris
Oktoberfest in Harrodsburg
Artoberfest on Pike in Cynthiana
Autumnfest at Bi-Water Farm in Georgetown
Mt. Sterling Court Days
Vintage Market Days in Lexington
Halloween Festival and Thriller Parade in Lexington

Tips for Picking out the Best Pumpkin

  1. Pick it up and tap it: It should feel sturdy. When you tap it, you should hear a hollow sound.
  2. Check the coloring: Choose one that has consistent coloring throughout.
  3. Look for bad spots: Try to choose a pumpkin without any scratches, bruises, or dark spots.
  4. Apply pressure: Flip the pumpkin upside down and apply pressure with your thumbs. If it’s not completely sturdy, the pumpkin isn’t fresh and will rot quickly.
  5. Set it down: Make sure it sits flat! (Unless you want your jack-o’-lantern to sit a little crooked.)
  6. Carry it from the bottom: Don’t carry it by the stem — instead, cradle it from the bottom or tote it home in a bag.

10 Ways to Use Pumpkin Guts

Big Blue Madness

Women in Business Expo

Ky Taste Buds Links from the Show

09/28/19 “Fall”ing for Lexington

Lexington voted 29th Best City to Live In (

Silly Laws You Can’t Carry an Ice Cream Cone in your Back Pocket in Lexington!

Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation

How Lexington Are YOU?
1: Have you caught a Summer Movie at the Kentucky Theatre?
2: Have you enjoyed food, drinks and fun at the Distillery District?
3: Have you ever yelled or screamed at a UK Game in Rupp Arena?
4: Did you graduate from a Lexington school?
5: Rode the Ferris Wheel at the Bluegrass Fair?
6: Ate at Saratoga Restaurant?
7: Attended any of Lexington’s Cultural Festivals downtown?
8: Have you ever see art at the Woodland Arts Festival
9: Rooted the Cats to victory at Kroger Field?
10: Heard Tee Dee Young and his band at Tee Dee’s Lounge on a Monday night?
11: Caught Candy or Beads at a Parade on Main Street?
12: Have you ever attended the Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event?
13: Have you ever taken your Dog to a Dog Park in Lexington?
14: Watched Fireworks at Stoll Field (Old Ky Stadium, before 1972.)
15: Have you ever placed a Bet at Keeneland?
16: Have you ever eaten Chicken from the Sav-A-Lot on Southland Drive? (formerly Slone’s)
17: Have you ever shopped at Purcell’s Department Store?
18: Have you ever taken in Picnic with the Pops?
19: Have you ever toured Lexington’s beautiful Horse Farms?
20: Have you ever ran or walked a mile at the Arboretum?
21: Have you ever kicked off the weekend early at Thursday Night Live?
22: Have you ever seen a show at the Lexington Opera House?
23: Have you ever told everyone you know who lives out of town how great Lexington is?

0-5 You are missing out
6-12 You are just getting to know Lexington
13-19 You have a lot of Blue & White in your Wardrobe
20+ You are a True Lexington Thoroughbred!

10 Things to do in Lexington, KY this Fall (Travel Channel)


Bi-Water Farm

Kentucky Horse Park

                International Museum of the Horse

Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Hunt-Morgan House

Lexington Cemetery

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Downtown Lexington

Loudoun House

Arts Place

Heritage Antiques

Lexington Farmer’s Market Saturday

Lyric Theater

Lexington Opera House

Tee Dee’s Blues Club

Austin City Saloon

Kentucky Theater

Hummel Planetarium, Richmond

The Explorium

Old Kentucky Chocolates

Boone Creek Outdoors

Smithtown Seafood

Lockbox @ 21c Museum Hotel


The Blessing of the Hounds

26th annual Southern Lights

Hot Picks of the Week:
Lyles BBQ
Sig Luscher Brewery
The Tipsy Cow
Chocolate Holler
Lincoln Days in Hodgenville

Jim Freeman of Jefferson County Public Schools, who carried a child with spina bifida so she could attend a field trip.

Links from the Show 9/21/19

Dancing in September

September is the Most Fascinating Birth Month (Reader’s Digest)

Constitution Day

Birth Flowers and Their Meanings

September Birth Stone

September Astrological Signs

Famous People Born in September

Dancing with the Stars

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

The View
The Young & The Restless
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Live PD
The Real Housewives of Dallas
The Voice
Kelly Clarkson Show
American Horror Story
This is Us
Grey’s Anatomy
The Emmys

National Bourbon Heritage Month

Old Weller Antique Original 107 Brand Straight Wheated Bourbon
Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon
George T. Stagg Straight Bourbon
Weller 12-Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Buffalo Trace Distillery
Heaven Hill Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery
Brown-Forman Distillery
Jim Beam Distillery
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Michter’s Distillery

Bourbon Trivia from the Courier-Journal

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field
Carson’s Food & Drink


Links from the Show 9/14/19

Celebrating Eastern Kentucky

Sassafrass, KY

Jackson, KY

Coal Miner’s Daughter Movie

Butcher Hollow, KY

Country Music Highway

Paintsville, KY (Crystal Gayle birthplace)

Flatwoods, KY (Billy Ray Cyrus birthplace)

Ashland, KY (The Judds home)

Cordell, KY (Ricky Skaggs birthplace)

Pikeville, KY (Dwight Yoakam, Patti Loveless birthplace)

Hindman, KY (Dulcimer capital of the world)


Bolen Luthiery Studio

Knott County Tourism

Mine Made Adventure Park

Appalachian Artisan Center

Knott County Gingerbread Festival

Hindman Settlement School

Foodways Program

Kroger Field

Kroger Field’s FB Page

Bourbon n’ Toulouse

Buds Picks for the Week:
Fried Bologna & Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Conado’s Tacos Cincinnati (Strawberry Margarita)
Homemade Gingerbread Delight
Sutton’s on Richmond Road (Lasagna)
Shakespeare and Co. (Chicken on a Stick and Sweet Potato)

Pop’s Resale on Leestown Road

Hot Buds of the Week:
Kid’s Cancer Alliance Hannah Hardesty
Appalachian Artisan Center Chris Boyd
Ky BBQ Festival Ginny & Geena

Hot TamaLeigh:
Renaissance Hotel in Cincinnati

Links from the Show 09/07/19

It’s Fall Y’all – Almost

Southern Living’s Top 3 Places to Visit this Fall

It’s Festival Season!
Gingerbread Festival in Hindman
Ky State BBQ Festival in Danville
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Morehead
Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown
Country Pumpkins Fall Festival in Dry Ridge

A Maze-ing Farms, Mayfield (Corn Maze)

Marie Clare’s Top Fashion Trends for Fall


Hot TamalLeigh
KK Auto Detailng

Links from the Show 8/31/19

Labor Day

Labor Day Wiki

Weirdest Job in Kentucky

10 World’s Oddest Jobs

Louisville’s Flea Market

Grand Rivers Arts & Craft Festival

Paintsville Labor Day Weekend

Cincinnati Riverfest West Fireworks

UK Athletics

Hot Tamaleigh Melissa Harper of Williams-Sonoma at The Summit @ Fritz Farm

Links from the Show 8/23/19

How Kentucky Are You?
(Provided by Kentucky for Kentucky.)

Links from the Show 8/17/19

Bardstown: Bourbon Capital of the World

Bardstown Wiki

Visit Bardstown

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Connect 2019

Bardstown Bourbon Company

Bottle & Bond Kitchen & Bar

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

The Stephen Foster Story

Bardstown Civil War Museum & Women’s Civil War Museum

Jailer’s Inn Bed & Breakfast

Bardstown Distilleries

Blind Pig Speakeasy

Hot Tamaleigh: My Old Kentucky Home’s Richard Blanton

Links from the Show 8/10/19

Lake Life

Buds Twitter Poll #1
Approximately, how many miles of streams and waterways are in Kentucky?
32,000 5%
58,000 17%
90,000 32%
107,000 46%

Lake Barkley State Park

Land Between the Lakes

Shocking the fish at Lake Barkley Video

Buds Twitter Poll #2
What is your favorite thing to do at the lake?
Fishing 32%
Boating/Kayaking/Canoeing 23%
Jet Ski/Ski 10%
Swim/Float 35%

Top 5 Lakes to Pontoon at in Kentucky 

Kentucky Tourism

Kentucky State Fish (Spotted Bass)

Fabulous After 40 website
Their view on What to Wear at the Lake

Hot Tamaleigh: The Corner Coffeehouse in Hopkinsville

Links from the Show 8/3/19


Three Sisters Springs

Mammoth Cave

Hiking the Sheltowee Trail

Rappelling the Hidden River Cave

Rafting the Big Sandy River @ Russell Fork

Traversing the Sand Gap Trail’s List of Phobias’s Tips for Overcoming Gamophobia

“Would You Rather” Questions


Links from the Show 7/27/19
Susan sits in for Leigh, who is on Special Assignment this week!

Which cities have the best maners, accoring to Etiquette Expert Thomas Farley (Esquire Magazine)

Good Manners Quizzes!
Manners Mentor

Historical Etiquette
History of Some of the Most Common Etiquette Rules

Basic Manners You Were Probably Raised With (or maybe Not.)

SAFY Kentucky

My Autism Tribe

Hanna’s Care Packages

Links from the Show 7/13/19

Louisville Wiki

Louisville Cardinals

Kentucky Derby

KFC Yum! Center

Thunder over Louisville

Aloft Hotel

Scooter laws in Lousiville

Angel’s Envy

Louisville Visitor Center

4th Street Live

Proof on Main (Louisville)

Links from the Show 7/6/19
Burger Week

Lexington Burger Week

7 Commandments of Burger Week

Parlay Social (Peaches & CBD Cream Burger)

Crank & Boom (Midnight Munchies Burger)

Columbia Steak House (WTF – What the Flavor Burger)

Beyond Burger

Burger Shake on New Circle Road

Links from the Show 6/28/19
My Old Kentucky Home

Kentucky Wiki

Bat B&B

Tiny House Wiki

My Old Kentucky Home Song Wiki

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About My Old Kentucky Home

Fireworks Rules & Safety in Fayette County

Lexington’s 4th of July Events

Evans Orchard Georgetown

Nash’s Southern Table & Bar

Links from the Show 6/22/19
Summer Amusements

Dyrevavsbakken – The World’s Oldest Amusement Park Wiki

Beech Bend Park

Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Splash Waterpark & Campground

SomerSplash Waterpark

King’s Island

Kingda Ka @ Six Flags New Jersey – The Tallest Coaster in the World and Fastest in North America

Water Lantern Festival @ Jacobson Park


Links from the Show 6/14/19
Father’s Day & Fathers

Father’s Day Wiki

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

The Right Choice Mobile Detailing Car Wash

Lexington Opera House (Isaac Humphries Concert)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass

Dad Facts

More Dad Facts

Even More Dad Facts

Vintage Baseball Game @ Shaker Village

Kentucky Branded

Dad Jokes

More Dad Jokes

Even More Dad Jokes

Links from the Show 6/8/19
The Simple Life

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker’s Wiki

Trails in Central Kentucky

Fishing @ Shaker Village

Shaker Village Riverboat

Most Popular Board Games

Mother Earth News

The Garden @ Shaker Village

Lexington Farmer’s Market

Links from the Show 6/1/19
Kentucky Does What?!?!?! Article on Made in Kentucky

Omega National Products in Louisville (Disco Ball Makers)

Tiffany & Co. Lexington (Classic 6-pronged Engagement Ring)

Pop-Tarts are made in Kentucky

Playing Cards made in Erlanger

Bowling Balls made in Hopkinsville

Monster Rings & Cages

America’s Best Caviar

Rolling Blue Farm (Saltwater Shrimp)

Kelly Beekeeping

Post-It Notes (3M Cynthiana)

Nestle Prepared Foods, Mount Sterling (Hot Pockets)

Reynolds Wrap – Louisville

Dixie Cups Bowling Green & Lexington

Duro Bag (Bags for Fast Food Restaurants)

L. V. Harkness

Links from the Show 5/25/19
Memorial Day Weekend – Vacations!


Going Places Travel, Georgetown

Credit Donkey

Kentucky Tourism

Nancy, KY Wiki

Pulaski County State Park

Wigwam Village #2

Elevated Platform Tent – Paris, KY

Treetop Roundhouse, Parker’s Lake, KY

Jailer’s Inn B&B, Bardstown, KY

Talbott Tavern, Bardstown, KY

Memorial Day Facts from the History Channel

Links from the Show 5/18/19
A Few of Our Favorite Things

Ultimate Bourbon Fantasy Camp

S&D Gun Range

Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League

Chateau Bourbon Bed & Breakfast

Rick’s White Light Diner, Frankfort

Kentucky Capitol

Rebecca Ruth Candies

Picnic With the Pops

Dix Lake, Wilmore

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Honeywood Restaurant

Ouita Michel


Links from the Show (5/11/19)

Mother’s Day Wiki

Why we Celebrate Mother’s Day

What to Do for Mother’s Day

A Taste of the Bluegrass

Lexington Healing Arts Academy


Sweet Mash

Miss Behaven in Georgetown

Insomnia Cookies


Links from the Show (5.4.19)

Game of Your Own Throne

The Kentucky Castle

Battle Axes

Lexington On Tap

Links from the Show: (4.27.19)

Here’s what they talked about on this week’s show! It was Kentucky Derby Themed!

Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby

The Mansion at Churchill Downs (Millionaire’s Row)

Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event

Kentucky Derby Festival’s Kentucky Derby Festival info

Keeneland’s World’s Largest Derby Party

Governor’s Derby Celebration

Derby Day Breakfast Feast @ Waveland

Old Friends Farm

Kentucky Castle

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