WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

Man's estate donates to every Kentucky animal shelter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A mild-mannered western Kentucky farmer who never turned away a stray cat has left a portion of his estate to every county-run animal shelter in the state.

County officials around Kentucky received checks earlier this month from a man they never met. Muhlenberg County dairy farmer Bland Hardison made sure that all of Kentucky's 120 counties receive a check for $1,432.47.

The money is meant for animal shelters or animal control programs if the county doesn't have a facility.

His widow, Jonell Hardison, says her husband loved the animals on his farm, even the stray cats that wandered on to the property.

In total, Hardison set aside nearly $1 million in donations to various charities in his estate, which took several years to settle.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200401431 - wkyt.com/a?a=200401431