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From left, Kerry Lowary, Lissy Howell, Ralph Ludwig, Sam Marcus, Jamie Howell and Bob Howell celebrate Alice Bacon Blanton's donation to the Franklin County Humane Society. (Photo submitted)

Alice Bacon Blanton, the niece of bourbon craftsman Albert Bacon Blanton, left $40,000 to the Franklin County Humane Society. 

Alice Blanton died earlier this year at the age of 101. The Humane Society celebrated the gift with her family and attorney. FCHS President Sam Marcus told The State Journal that the donation was invested in the fund for a new animal shelter.

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