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.

NASA/Google Maps

The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 99 years has heightened anticipation and excitement in small, rural towns of southwestern Kentucky.


City-designated viewing locations in Hopkinsville for the total solar eclipse in August are filling up quickly.

via Beth Roberts

The Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department is installing four ‘Little Free Libraries’ around town in an effort to promote literacy.

Kentucky Historical Society

The first black journalist in America to make a career at a mainstream newspaper will be honored by the Kentucky Historical Society next weekend.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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.'