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Western Kentucky county may ban keeping livestock on smaller plots of property
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:28 AM EDT
A proposed ordinance expected to be voted on this week would ban residents of a western Kentucky county from keeping livestock on smaller plots or close to dwellings.
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the proposal would prohibit keeping livestock on less than two acres and within 100 feet of a dwelling.
The proposal does allow people who own at least half an acre to keep up to six hens in a coop in their yards, as long as the coop is more than 50 feet from a neighbor's house.
County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says the proposal balances the rights of property owners and their neighbors.
He says animal control officers won't go looking for violators.
Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com