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Today's Features

  • 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

  • James W. Henning was readmitted to the New York Stock Exchange on December 12, 1907 but, due to his lack of working capital, his prospects for success were not promising. Now, with relations with her husband deteriorating, Sue Henning decided to become directly involved in the Jersey cattle business. Allen Dale Farm in Shelby County, Kentucky ceased to be just a summer home; it became the focus of her personal and professional life.

  • In 1851, James Williamson Henning, Sr. (1813-1886), a surveyor and civil engineer who had made one of the early maps of Louisville, formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Joshua Fry Speed (1814-1882). Speed, who had previously been Abraham Lincoln’s law partner in Springfield, Ill., was Lincoln’s best friend. After he became president, Lincoln asked both Speed and Henning to serve in his cabinet, an honor they both declined.

  • “The defendant (George Baylor Allen) is about to sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of his property with the fraudulent intent to cheat, hinder or delay his creditors...”

    – Bettie Allen Meriwether

  • Allen Dale Farm, established in 1795, is one of the oldest farms in Shelby County. It is perhaps unique, for I am not aware of any other farms in the county, which have been continuously owned by members of the same family for 220 years.

    Shortly after the death of Major John Allen in Frederick County, Virginia, in 1794, his widow Ann Pollock (Polk) Allen, and her ten children moved to Shelby County. Ann, whose parents were born in County Armagh, Ireland, shared common ancestry with President James K. Polk

  • One of the best sources of information about the attack of the 11th Suffolks, is John Garth’s, Tolkien and the Great War. J.R.R. Tolkien, Oxford scholar, later famous for his Lord of the Rings, participated with another unit in the Somme Campaign.

    However, Robert Quilter Gilson, a Cambridge scholar and his close friend, served as a lieutenant in the 11th Suffolks, and Garth’s book contains dozens of references to this battalion, in which my father served. Both my father and Gilson were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

  • A nice crowd, delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship made for a very successful annual fundraiser for Operation Care for the third year in a row.

    The Mercy Omega Gala, Saturday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, raised more than $30,000 for Mercy Medical Clinic and the Omega House, a women’s shelter, run by Operation Care, said the organization’s executive director, Jeff Johnson.

  • A nice crowd, delicious food, mellow music and good fellowship made for a very successful annual fundraiser for Operation Care for the third year in a row.

    The Mercy Omega Gala, Saturday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, raised more than $30,000 for Mercy Medical Clinic and the Omega House, a women’s shelter, run by Operation Care, said the organization’s executive director, Jeff Johnson.

  • Lord Kitchener (1850-1916)

    Lord Kitchener did not live to learn of the disaster that befell “Kitchener’s Volunteer Armies” on July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was drowned on June 5, 1916 when HMS Hampshire, an armored cruiser just returned from the Battle of Jutland, which was carrying him to Russia for negotiations with Britain’s ally, struck a German mine near the Orkney Islands. Of its 655 crew and 7 passengers, only 12 crewmen survived.

  • On July 8, 1916, Florence Bareham, not knowing whether her husband, Reginald Bareham, my father, was alive or dead, gave birth to her only child, Ronald Reginald Bareham [later Van Stockum]. On the occasion of my Christening, Lady Waldstein, wife of Sir Charles Waldstein of Newton Hall Farm, for whom Reggie had worked, presented my mother with a set of engraved sterling silver baby utensils in a fitted case.