Countdown to eclipse
Published 8:31 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017
OFFICE OF LT. GOV. HAMPTON
FRANKFORT – With the countdown on to this summer’s Great American Eclipse, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton has released a public service announcement with important information about the Commonwealth’s upcoming day in the sun.
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On Monday, Aug. 21 at 1:20 p.m. CDT, western Kentucky will experience a total solar eclipse lasting more than two and a half minutes—with Hopkinsville set to enjoy the planet’s “point of greatest eclipse.” State officials are preparing for an influx of as many as a half-million visitors.
Media outlets, local government agencies, and other community organizations are invited to download and share Lt. Gov. Hampton’s PSA video.
Details about eclipse-related activities and travel tips are also available on websites of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet (http://kentuckytourism.com/eclipse) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (http://goky.ky.gov).