Nicole Erwin / WKMS

The City of  Hopkinsville says they hosted an estimated 116,500 guests during the solar eclipse.

Kentucky Mesonet

The Kentucky Mesonet dramatically increased data collection at its 68 weather and climate monitoring stations during the solar eclipse. 

Courtesy of Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College says the total solar eclipse was the “largest event ever held on campus.”

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Hopkinsville officials are cleaning up the evidence of Monday’s total solar eclipse as the city returns to normalcy. The city’s eclipse marketing and events consultant Brooke Jung said the city is in full ‘clean-up mode’ but ‘Eclipseville’ will not be forgotten.

Liz Tretter, WKMS

Less than two miles from NASA’s flag singling out the point of greatest totality is the SolQuest festival. More than 5,000 people from the United States and some from other countries plan to view the eclipse from this 75-acre family farm.

Pennyroyal Scuba Center Blue Springs Resort Inc. via Facebook

A group of certified scuba divers will witness the total solar eclipse from a rock quarry in Hopkinsville.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along the northbound lanes of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County Tuesday.

Lisa Autry, WKU Public Radio

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.

 Murray State University is hosting passenger vehicles on their Hopkinsville Campus during the August 21 solar eclipse.