- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WOODBINE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky animal shelter that burned down will get help rebuilding with coal severance tax money.

State Rep. Regina Bunch told WKYT-TV (https://bit.ly/1gNOZLO) the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter will get $45,000 the first year and another $10,000 the next year.

The Coal Severance is a fund designated every two years, and the Republican representative said she often looks to give it to non-profits or groups that provide a public service.

The November 29 fire killed about a dozen cats and dogs. The remaining animals currently are being sheltered in a temporary space.

Bunch represents House District 82, which encompasses Whitley and a portion of Laurel County.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, https://www.wkyt.com


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