It's nice and sunny here in south central Kentucky, 60 miles north of Nashville. Let the dog out earlier and when she came in I noticed a black speck on her back. I picked it off and damned if wasn't a tick. My dog is a pure white lab mix and the tick was easy to spot. I thought ticks and bugs would have been killed by the low temps we've been having but I guess not. This is the earliest I've ever seen one here.