Shirley Robinett Has First Ripe Tomato

 Shirley Robinett of Crothersville laid claim to the first ripe tomato last Wednesday, June 13, at noon.

She said she didn’t really plan on early tomatoes when she planted a couple of plants next to her Bard Street residence. “I saw something red and wondered what it was,” she said. “I was surprised to find it was a ripe tomato this early.”

Robinett can now lay claim to official first ripe tomato bragging rights.