A Wedding Ceremony, a Sunny Day and a Lucky Wedding

Last weekend was a joyous and sunny day for the wedding of Anna Bass Wilson and Cara Bass Wilson.

Anna, the daughter of Terri and Steve Bass, was married to Cara, the daughter of Cathy and Ernie Wilson at Blue Moo, followed by a lovely reception. It was standing-room-only! Loads of family and friends were in attendance.

The previous evening, Uncle Ned Bass hosted a cocktail and supper party at his lovely, spacious home off Lime Kiln Lane for the couple’s families. Young and old had a wonderful time.

The happy couple will live in St. Matthews. They are not only pretty – they are smart too! Anna is director of quality of life at Signature Health Care. Cara is an actuary at Humana.

Jeff Howard and Mark Eliason, Bill and Carol Lomicka, Shiao Woo and John ShawWoo, Sonny and Gladys Bass, Ted and Sarah Steinbock, Ned Bass, John Yarmuth, William and Susan Yarmuth, and Steve and Terri Bass along with a whole passel of young friends of the happy couple wished them well and toasted their future happiness.


The Society of Mayflower Descendants of Kentucky held its annual spring luncheon and meeting at the beautiful Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington last month. KSMD Governor Fay Charpentier-Ford opened the meeting.

The members were treated to a delicious lunch followed by a talk from historian Doug Logan, who spoke of the military career of George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War. Logan particularly spoke of Clark’s illustrious victories in 1778 and 1779 over the British at Kaskaskia, Cahokia and Vincennes, Indiana, all of which he won despite being greatly out-manned by the British.

Moreover, Clark personally financed the extensive expense of maintaining his troops at great sacrifice to himself. He was never fully repaid for those expenses during the rest of his life. When Clark died at Locust Grove on February 13, 1818, he was nearly penniless.

Logan concluded that Clark was a major factor in the wining of the American Revolution but that he was never given the full recognition and credit he deserved.

Following lunch, Governor Charpentier-Ford awarded Mayflower Society Special Award Certificates to Libby Berryman for her service and to David Hampton in honor of his brother, Harvey Hampton, who recently died following years of dedicated service on behalf of KSMD.

With the three-year terms having come to an end, Governor Charpentier-Ford called for the election of new officers. Those elected were Ben J. Talbott Jr. (governor), Anissa P. Davis (first deputy governor) and C. William Winford Jr.


The fifth annual Bourbon by the Bridge sponsored by CASA of the River Region is a bourbon-tasting event that benefits CASA, an organization that focuses on helping Louisville’s vulnerable children. Under the executive directorship of William Myers, they recruit and train volunteer advocates in Jefferson, Henry, Oldham, Trimble, Shelby and Spencer counties of Kentucky.

Held on Saturday, June 10 under the Big Four Bridge, it was the organization’s largest and most successful event to date. How could you tell? All you had to do was look at the size of the big white tent and all the people that filled it. It didn’t hurt that the weather was absolutely picture perfect.

Again, this year the lead sponsor of the event was Stoll, Kenon, Ogden. Tickets were $75 each, and at check-in, guests received their own imprinted Bourbon by the Bridge low-ball glass to take around to the 14 participating manufacturers for generous sips of all the various brands. In between the tastings, Ladyfingers Catering provided quite a spread of food including ham and chicken salad sandwiches, barbecue, cheese spread, veggies and sweets.

The generous supporters were Barton Distillery, Barrel House Distilling Co., Buffalo Trace Distillery, Copper & Kings, Four Roses Bourbon, Heaven Hill Brands, Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon, Michter’s American Whiskeys, Rabbit Hole, Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur, Town Branch Bourbon, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Willet Distillery and Woodford Reserve. VT