Animal Shelter receives $36k from life insurance policy

The Christian County Animal Shelter received just under $36,000 as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy of a Trigg County woman.

Janine Betker designated the local shelter as the designee to receive $35,871 and Director Irene Grace announced to Fiscal Court Tuesday morning that all of the paperwork has been completed to receive the money.

No final decision has been made on how to use the funds, but Grace says there are improvements she’s hoping to make to the shelter.

Grace says she did not know the shelter was the beneficiary of the policy until the county received a letter that the money was coming in September of last year.

A check of shelter records show Betker adopted a dog from the local facility several years ago.

In other business, Magistrate Rich Liebe reported the Library Board hopes to have a permanent director chosen in the next few weeks and says they are well into their budget-making process