The secret’s out

| December 2, 2010
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Tim Laird is taking a vacation but not from TV land.

Brown-Forman’s chief entertaining officer is starring in a new television series that goes behind the scenes and into the kitchens of resort chefs from around the globe.

He first heads to the Caribbean in the premiere episode of “Secrets of Resort Chefs,” which airs at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, on WAVE-TV.

Encores of the episode will be shown at 4 and 4:30 p.m. the same day on WBNA-TV ION-21 (that’s channel 21 on cable, antenna and satellite dish).

Tim’s new show will air regularly at,  6:30 p.m. Fridays beginning in January on WBNA-TV ION-21, following “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs,” which he also hosts.

If you’ve watched him before, you know Tim is the consummate pro – backed by his amazing wife, Lori, who is a pro in her own right, not to mention a blast to be around.

“Secrets of Resort Chefs” is presented by All Inclusive Outlet, an Internet-based travel agency headquartered in Lexington, and Brown-Forman brands including El Jimador Tequila and Herradura Tequila. The series is produced by BMB Productions.

Talking About Terry

Terry Meiners celebrates his 25th anniversary with 84 WHAS on Thursday, Dec. 2. We’ll be at his Clear Channel studio covering the day for an article we’ll run next week.

If you have any stories (or secrets) about Terry that you’d like to share, please do. My contact information is at the end of this column.

Tune In

John Ramsey’s new show, “725 South Floyd St.,” kicked off last week on WAVE-TV with a number of guests, including Mayor-elect Greg Fischer. The quick-hitting, live program airs 12:30 to 1 p.m. weekdays and will continue to evolve and seek community input. Want to watch? Stop on by the studio.

Are you still hanging on to a gift you received but aren’t particularly fond of? Bring it by to help populate the “re-gifting wall.” John also opens up the airwaves for callers to share their thoughts on his selected topics. Just don’t dilly-dally on the line. Think Jim Rome meets Letterman meets, well, John Ramsey.

I’ll serve up “The Dish” with John on Mondays and Thursdays. Expect to see us doing “The Dougie” sometime next week and talking about an upcoming “Dougie” contest hosted by The Voice and the Louisville Lightning.

Realtor Heidi Fore will be featured on

House Hunter

Louisville realtor Heidi Fore will be featured on “House Hunters” on HGTV at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.
In the episode, Fore – one of Keller Williams Realty’s top 10 Realtors for Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana -helps 22-year-old custom tailor Jordan Yocum, a first-time buyer, find the perfect house.

Hot Happenings

  • The Junior League of Louisville’s presents its fifth annual Hollydays fundraising art and gift market all weekend long. The three-day shopping extravaganza features more than 55 vendors and is one of the league’s biggest fundraisers. Pay $10 to shop from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 for a special Girls Night Out. This includes a silent auction, tastings, goodie bags and early access to thousands of unique items for purchase. Or, pay $5 per day and shop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, or noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
  • The 25th annual Bardstown Road Aglow is Saturday, Dec. 5, from dusk until 10 a.m. Go to for complete details.
  • Light Up Anchorage is 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The main celebration will take place at Shall We Dance studio with the Christmas Lighting set throughout downtown Anchorage.
  • Anchorage’s annual Yule Log Lighting and Carol Sing begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Hobbs Chapel (rain date: Sunday, Dec. 6). Be sure to bring candles and candle guards.

Great Gift(S)

Marie Claire has named Chambord Vodka one of the “Most Awesome Stocking Stuffers Ever.” The blush-colored vodka is flavored with Chambord, black-raspberry liqueur, a chic adult drink that’s known around the globe. (Sorry, Diddy, love your commercials, but Chambord is definitely sexier than Ciroc.)

What would go well with the Brown-Forman beverage? A gift certificate from CityScoot, Louisville’s designated driver service. Call (502) 566-6384 – that’s (502) 56-NO-DUI – or go to

Contact Angie at (502) 551-2698, or text ANGIE to 511511.

Spin the drink wheel with host Tim Laird at El Dorado Royale gourmet all inclusive resort.

Spin the drink wheel with host Tim Laird at El Dorado Royale gourmet all inclusive resort.

Host Tim Laird at Las Ventanas Restaurant in the exclusive Royal Hideaway Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Host Tim Laird at Las Ventanas Restaurant in the exclusive Royal Hideaway Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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