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There are about 7.4 billion people in the world but only 10 can say they are certified to view a total solar eclipse underwater and they received their certification at the Pennyrile Scuba Center.

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Two brothers came from Germany to visit their grandparents and see the eclipse. But, while they were in town, they also decided to run in the Jennie Stuart Medical Center’s 5K Road Race.

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For thousands of Christian County residents Aug. 21, 2017, will represent the date an unforgettable moment passed across the skies of the Pennyrile, but for Hopkinsville, Monday represented the first time the city got its place in the international spotlight.

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Around 8:15 p.m. Sunday night, Tab Brockman said during a phone interview he was “right smack in the middle of things and it’s still hopping,” during the final night of Summer Salute.

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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.

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It was all in a name for BFFs Laura Stasek and Nancy Hopkins Hall, who decided they had to come to Kentucky for the 2017 Great American Eclipse and happened across Hopkinsville. Hopkinsville it was for the two friends, in honor of Hall’s middle name.

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Around 8:15 p.m. Sunday night, Tab Brockman said during a phone interview he was “right smack in the middle of things and it’s still hopping,” during the final night of Summer Salute.

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Editor’s note: This is the original story published Aug. 22, 1955, by the Kentucky New Era, about the “little men” that allegedly landed in the Kelly community Aug. 21, 1955. Monday, eclipse day, is the 62nd anniversary of the supposed invasion. No changes or edits have been made to the stor…

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The wait is over. The biggest astrological event of at least a generation is here and while most eclipse-viewers across the country are watching simply for the experience, one Indiana man is in Hopkinsville to help document it for researchers.

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In the heat of a summer’s day, Amy Geyer munched on ice-cold Dippin’ Dots while fiancé John Solem talked of leaving behind the cold temperatures of Minnesota.

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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. …

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They may hail from the moonshine capital of the world but this weekend, Greg and Kelly Wiechard, of Dawsonville, Georgia, are camping at a Kentucky distillery in search of a different kind of moon shine come Monday during the Great American Eclipse.

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Comic book artists, cosplayers and good ol’ fashioned fans invaded the floors of the James E. Bruce Convention Center, Saturday, for Eclipse Con, the first-of-its-kind event for Hopkinsville, and a fundraiser for the Hopkinsville-Christian County Boys and Girls Club.

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The students at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School got a special treat during their lunch hour, Friday. Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, stopped by to speak at the school and prepare the students for the upcoming total solar eclipse.

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Of course, this isn’t our official name, but it sure has been fun for our city to embrace this scientific phenomena known as the Great American Eclipse.

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When Brooke Jung was hired as the City of Hopkinsville’s Solar Eclipse Marketing and Events Consultant on Aug. 17, 2016, I don’t think any of us could have predicted what exactly that would mean or look like, or the impact that she could or would have on this community, but it’s simply been …

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TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for killing her two daughters after she and other members of a doomsday religious group banished them to a car without food or water because the girls were thought to have been impure.

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Across the nation, people are looking forward to Monday’s total solar eclipse, which will darken the skies over the entire country when the moon passes between the Earth and sun.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Traffic was still moving relatively well in Oregon on Sunday, a day before the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918.