A total solar eclipse will cross North America next month for the first time in nearly a century. And Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be ground zero as day turns to night. The rural town nestled in western Kentucky will offer the longest opportunity to view the eclipse in the entire world.
U.S. Congressman James Comer held a two-part town hall forum at the Hopkinsville Community College Monday night, having made earlier stops in Taylor and Simpson Counties. The evening began with a Kentucky Farm Bureau listening session, discussing challenges in crafting the next Farm Bill and agriculture industry representatives outlining what they want in the next legislation. A more informal event followed, answering questions from members of local groups opposing President Trump's agenda: 'Pennyroyal Indivisible' and 'Resist Kentucky.'
Hopkinsville is preparing for 50,000 visitors when the total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. on August 21. The city's Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant Brooke Jung outlined a range of plans in a community forum Tuesday night. Members of a film project involving Google and University of California Berkeley also visited as part of tour across the nation describing 'The Eclipse Megamovie 2017' project and a need for volunteer photographers.
Anticipation is building in Hopkinsville for this summer’s total solar eclipse. The city will hold a community forum Tuesday night and will welcome two speakers from the University of California at Berkeley.