Hopkinsville is continuing to gear up for this summer’s solar eclipse. The astronomical event on Aug. 21 is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors from around the globe to Christian County.
That’s because Hopkinsville is a point of longest duration of the total solar eclipse – two-minutes-and-40-seconds.
Cheryl Cook is executive director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says preparation has been full-speed ahead with the mayor, governor, the National Guard and emergency management groups all playing a role.
But Cook says planners are still expecting the unexpected when it goes dark just after one o’clock in the afternoon on Aug. 21.