No ash borers found in Kentucky so far

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky officials have started retrieving thousands of traps that were set out to catch a destructive insect if it crossed the border into the state.

So far, researchers haven't found any emerald ash borers. But University of Kentucky extension entomologist Lee Townsend said they are still looking.

Townsend told The Kentucky Enquirer that about 10 percent of the 3,600 traps have been recovered so far.

The newspaper said in a story on its Web site Wednesday that researchers are paying special attention to northern Kentucky because the tree-killing bug has been found in nearby Ohio counties.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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