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Posted August 21, 2017 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Impressions from the point of greatest eclipse
     A group of stargazers gathered at the point of greatest eclipse, Monday, to observe the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. The world media mingled with visitors from across America and the world. For 2 minutes and 40 seconds we watched the silvery solar penumbra in a darkened sky. The Great American Eclipse came to Christian County, and it can be safely said the city pulled off the task of welcoming more than 100,000 visitors to the region.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ The Gleaner ]
Hendersonians view eclipse from riverfront, schools, city streets
     In Henderson, it seemed that the total eclipse — an event noted for bringing darkness — brought everyone out into the light. From school kids to tie-and-dress wearing office workers, people spilled out into the great outdoors Monday afternoon to be part of history.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Hundreds view eclipse at RailPark in Bowling Green
     In the early afternoon, darkness washed over hundreds of people at the Historic RailPark and Train Museum in Bowling Green. The RailPark hosted roughly 400 guests Monday, who, when the moment came, emerged from under the tents and trees they shaded themselves with to gaze skyward with eclipse viewers as the moon covered the sun.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Paducah Sun ]
Electric car charging stations are sparse in Paducah region
     Dr. Pavan Bejgum of Metropolis, Illinois, has had his Tesla Model S for a little more than two years and enjoys it. When he’s running errands around town or driving to his job as a doctor of internal medicine at Massac Memorial Hospital, he has no issues. He bought a wall charger for an additional $1,100 when he purchased his Tesla, so keeping it charged is never a problem.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Kentucky Enquirer ]
Iraqi girl survives burns to find freedom in northern Kentucky
     On a mild February 2007 day in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaman Hameed stood outside. Dust spinning around her legs, the strong-willed 16-year-old looked to the parched sky. There was an American helicopter, close enough to touch and representing the freedom she so desired in her heart.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Frankfort State Journal ]
State to sell more office furnishings from tower
     The state is selling more office furnishings from the soon-to-be-demolished Capital Plaza Tower in a spot bid sale at 500 Mero St. on Wednesday. Last year, state agencies moved out of the 24-story office building and the commonwealth has deemed a huge amount of office furniture and personal property items to be surplus, the Finance Cabinet said in a press release.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Gatton Academy graduate part of nationwide eclipse project
     When college student Honor Hare saw her first total solar eclipse, she was blown away by the darkness it cast, revealing stars and the planet Venus to her in the daytime. Hare, who’s now studying computer science and physics at the University of Kentucky, traveled to Indonesia in March 2016 to experience the event. At the time, she was studying at Western Kentucky University through the Gatton Academy.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Eclipse draws national crowd to Hot Rods game
     The alarm clock went off early Monday morning at the Schubert household in Cincinnati. Courtney Schubert and her sister Mallory were driving to Florida to celebrate Courtney’s 30th birthday, so they got on Interstate 65 about 3:30 a.m. But before getting to the beach, the sisters and their father, Rob, made an important pit stop Monday morning – Bowling Green Ballpark.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Bowling Green Daily News ]
Woman found dead in storage tub identified
     The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman whose body was found in a storage tote in her home Saturday as 48-year-old Kelly Hackett. Justin A. Denihan, 23 – who was identified by the sheriff’s office as another resident of Hackett’s home – admitted killing her and placing her body in the tote, according to the sheriff’s office.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Kentucky Standard ]
Young dogs learn dock jumping at Bardstown pool
     Beatrice took to the water quickly. While she needed coaxing on the first go around, she was leaping high and far into the pool within a matter of minutes. The 8-month-old German shorthaired pointer was built for the activity. “She’s doing really good,” said Robin Mills, who was at the Bardstown City Pool Friday night with her husband, Kenny, and Beatrice. “Anytime we throw anything in the water, she just pounces.”

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Winchester Sun ]
UK, Girl Scouts partner for STEM program
     A partnership between the University of Kentucky and the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council to make STEM fields more accessible for girls is now open to all girls, whether or not they are scouts. According to program coordinator Vicki Cooper, the partnership began in 2005 when the school was discussing ways to improve female enrollment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Cooper volunteered to take a class in New York that trained GEMS leaders so she could bring the program to Kentucky.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Gun ranges report uptick in interest
     Rock Hill Gun Range has been open full time about 15 months, but the range, which is owned and operated by Whittaker Guns, has existed more than 20 years. Brad Eadens said he's noticed a big uptick in the public's interest in guns and target practicing. At competitions, he meets people from all walks of life — doctors, lawyers and insurance salesmen, to name a few.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Messenger Inquirer ]
Daviess detention center looking to hire deputy jailers
     The Daviess County Detention Center currently has several open positions for deputy jailers, but is having difficulty attracting suitable candidates for jailer jobs. The head of the state Jailers Association has the problem isn't isolated to Daviess County.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Ledger Independent ]
Body recovered following boating accident near Maysville
     The body of a Felicity, Ohio, man has been recovered following a collision earlier Saturday afternoon on the Ohio River near Maysville, police said. Maysville emergency dispatchers received a call at about 1:30 p.m., reporting a boating accident on the Ohio River. When police and fire officials arrived, they found the boats involved in the accident -- a large speed boat and a pontoon boat -- entwined. Two people were injured and another was reported as missing.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Ledger Independent ]
Kentucky Constitution to be displayed at Maysville museum
     "WE, the Representatives of the people of the State of Kentucky, in Convention assembled, do ordain and establish this Constitution for its government." Those words could arguably be called the ones which gave birth to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On Aug. 24, in observation of the state's 225th birthday, area residents will have a rare opportunity to see the 1792 Constitution on display at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center in Maysville.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Georgetown News-Graphic ]
New Georgetown soup kitchen feeds 170 in first two days
     With a growing population, a need for community outreach grows, and that’s a need Jeanine and Dennis Arendt recognized. Heavenly Blessings Mission and Soup Kitchen broke bread last Friday with Georgetown’s hungry for the first time, attracting 170 people over two days at their current location on East Washington Street.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ News Enterprise ]
Local agencies don’t foresee eclipse emergencies
     More than 12 million live in the path of totality, the limited band across the United States that will experience the shadow of the moon completely blocking out the sun. But another 1.8 million to 7.4 million are expected to travel to the path, according to estimates from GreatAmericanEclipse.com. Although Elizabethtown is not in the path of totality, the area can expect about 97.5 percent obscuration of the sun in Hardin County. However, local officials say they are not expecting any significant increases in emergencies during the near black out.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Hopkinsville couple ties the knot in hot air balloon on eclipse eve
     Flying high above hundreds of people who came to Casey Jones Distillery to view the total solar eclipse, Mitch and Dana Moore, formerly Dana Cannon, shared their wedding vows Sunday floating in a tethered hot air balloon. The Hopkinsville couple was well aware that most of their guests were there for another rare phenomenon, but competing with the eclipse was never their intent.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Kentucky New Era ]
Teen takes break from chemo to view the eclipse
     Jack Cross, a 17-year-old Texan, was supposed to undergo chemotherapy last week from Thursday to Saturday, but he didn’t hit his blood platelet markers. Jack is undergoing treatment for bifocal intracranial germinoma, a rare brain cancer, and the low platelet count could set back his chemo. But his mom Sheila Cross doesn’t look at it that way. The way she sees it, Jack’s low platelet count will allow him to do something he’s been excited about for a while: view the total solar eclipse. And Jack and his brother Jordan are coming to Hopkinsville, the point of greatest eclipse, to do it.

Posted August 21, 2017 [ Courier-Journal ]
No kooks or doomsayers as Hopkinsville preps for totality on Eclipse Eve
     There were no witches, prophets, seers or spiritualists. Notwithstanding predictions that the eclipse would be a magnet for kooks and doomsayers, normalcy reigned Sunday in downtown Hopkinsville.


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