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17-year cicadas begin cyclic racket

In Kentucky, we've had drought and floods, and now, a plague of locusts.

OK, the billions of noisy, red-eyed teenagers emerging soon from the ground beneath your feet aren't really locusts, although they often are mistakenly called that.

They are 17-year cicadas (si-KAY-das), making their first appearance since 1991.

Read the whole story at kentucky.com

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