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Neighbors in Daviess Co. complain about the sheep next door


The animal ordinance may be changing in Daviess County after the fiscal court hears complaints about some noisy and smelly neighbors.

The Allen family in Daviess County has had different kinds of pets over the years at their house in the thoroughbred east subdivision including sheep.

The county received several complaints from neighbors about the bad smell coming from the Allen's yard.

The Owensboro Metropolitan Board of Adjustments ruled earlier this month the family could keep the sheep because they were pets and not live stock.

"We were thrilled with the ruling," says Kristin Allen. "We don't want to gloat. We don't want to upset anyone. We just want to keep to ourselves and we want to enjoy our pets."

But Daviess County officials met Thursday afternoon to re-visit the current animal control ordinance.

The Daviess County Fiscal Court is looking at changing the ordinance as a result of complaints about domestic animals in residential zones.

If the county does decide to tweak the ordinance, Judge Al Matingly says they will have to be careful so the changed ordinance does not interfere with people raising farm animals in an agricultural zone.

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