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Emerald ash borer _ killer of ash trees _ spreads to Ky.

An insect called the emerald ash borer has been found in two Kentucky counties, which means trouble for the state's hundreds of millions of ash trees.

The borer was confirmed last week in several trees in a residential area of Jessamine County and in a woodlot in Shelby County.

The discovery has been expected and feared by Kentucky foresters and entomologists since the small, metallic green beetle from Asia was found seven years ago near Detroit.

Read the full story at kentucky.com.

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