Countdown to eclipse

Published 8:31 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017


News release

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 ( and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (