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State Journal Staff Report

The Franklin County Humane Society has been receiving more kittens lately, which is odd for this time of year, according to shelter manager Nancy Benton.

Benton said usually kittens stop coming in during August or September because of typical mating time.

The number of cats FCHS has housed from August to September has gone down, but Benton said the shelter is still tight on space because they can’t turn any away.

“If we have to add more cages, then we do,” Benton said. “Sometimes you just have to be innovative.”

There is a foster program for cats, but Benton said not many cats get fostered, so the shelter tries to get as many cats adopted as possible. As a result, FCHS is having a special on cats. Until Oct. 15, the cost is $25 instead of $35 to adopt a black cat or a mostly black cat.

“We get the most of black and black and white cats,” Benton said.

She said another way to help the cat population is to make sure the animals are spayed or neutered.

To adopt or become a foster for animals, visit the shelter at 1041 Kentucky Ave., or call 502-875-7297.


Kentucky State University continues to host the Brown Bag Lunch series on Fridays during the 2012-13 school year. All talks are held from noon until 1 p.m. in the Hathaway Hall Auditorium located on the first floor.

Today, Dr. Todd Davis, an associate professor of English and chair of the Division of Literature, Languages and Philosophy, will present “Lord Byron’s Relevance to a Postmodern World.”

Having just returned from the Byron Symposium in England, presented by the London Byron Society, Davis will discuss the relevance of a poet who died more than 180 years ago to our postmodern society. 

Visitor parking will be available in the Red Lot next to the campus police station. On East Main Street, traveling toward downtown, turn left on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Take the first left onto Cold Harbor Drive then take the second left onto Young Drive. The police station will be straight ahead. Walk through the tunnel to arrive at Hathaway Hall.

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