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Ky. officials plan public meeting about ash borer

CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky parks and forestry officials are planning to meet with the public to discuss the impact of the emerald ash borer.

The meeting set up by the Kentucky Department of Parks and Kentucky Division of Forestry will be Monday at General Butler State Resort Park.

The emerald ash borer is an invasive species from Asia that was first discovered in the U.S. in 2002 and arrived in Kentucky in 2009. The insect feeds on and kills ash trees. The insect was found in Carroll County this year.

General Butler State Resort Park has a large number of ash trees.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the park's conference center.

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