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Today's Features

  • 30 Ans de Diners en Ville

    An incisive appraisal of Susanne, Marquise de Charette appears in a chapter of Gabriel-Louis Pringué’s, 30 Ans de Diners en Ville [Paris] (30 Years of Dining in the City).

    Pringué, an uncle of a Paris schoolmate of the Marquise’s daughter, Susanne, asked me many years ago if I had ever been to “Maxim’s.” Upon receiving a negative answer, he responded immediately “Quelle Vierge!”

    In 30 Ans, Pringué described the Marquise:

  • In July 1924, having spent over three years in Kentucky, Susanne, now nine, returned to Paris with her mother, the Marquise de Charette. Her schooling, which had begun at Nazareth Academy, near Bardstown, Kentucky, would continue in France and in Switzerland.

    Cours Dupanloup in Paris

  • General Baron de Charette died on October 9, 1911, at the age of 79.  His widow, Tennessee-born Antoinette, Baronne de Charette, continued to live at La Basse Motte in Brittany. Here during World War I she entertained American troops on leave from the Western Front.  After her death on February 3, l9l9, her obituary in a Nashville paper closed with this tribute:

  • On November 10, 1911 James W. (Will) Henning suffered a second and final failure, losing his seat on the New York Stock Exchange. This was a disaster from which he never recovered.

    Despite his estranged wife Sue Henning’s opposition in 1909 to the marriage of their daughter, it must have given her some pride. She started a scrapbook about this time, the first items being newspaper clippings of the prominent New York wedding of her only child, Susanne, and Marquis Antoine de Charette.

  • If there is one thing in the world that I have always thought I could be without in the family and economize was a French Marquis.

    – Sue T. Henning

  • Steven and Denise Summitt of Shelbyvilleannounce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on June 27, 2015, at Baptist Health. She has been named Jordyn Faith Summitt. She was born at 5:10 a.m., weighing 7 pounds and 15.4 ounces and 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Kim Raper of Cox’s Creek, Theresa Hedden of Shelbyville, Steve and Holly Summitt, Dean Moffett and Mary Rose, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Hazel Summitt and Alice Ryan.

  • Rachel and Spencer Young were married on June 13, 2015 at Highview Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Brian and Becky Woodrow of Mt. Washington. The groom is the son of David and Robin Young of Bagdad.

    Wedding music was provided by Geoffrey McGillen of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Andy Schmitz officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    The maid of honor was Katie Woodrow of Mt. Washington, sister of the bride.

  • This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
    MAPP meeting

  • Ryan and Jessie Smith of Shelbyville announce the birth of their third child, a daughter, on July 15, 2015 at Baptist Health of Louisville. She has been named Jenna Elizabeth Smith.

    Grandparents are Rob and Janevera Rothenburger, and Jim and Teresa Smith, all of Shelbyville.