Daviess County Bans Livestock on Smaller Plots

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a western Kentucky county have approved a ban on livestock on smaller plots of land or close to dwellings.

The Messenger-Inquirer reports Daviess Fiscal Court approved the measure Thursday in a unanimous vote.

It prohibits keeping livestock on less than two acres of land and within 100 feet of a dwelling. However, it allows 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. It does not allow roosters.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said officials reviewed more than 40 other similar ordinances before deciding on language they agreed on.

The new regulations will go into effect immediately.

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