The town of Hopkinsville, Ky., about 60 miles to the east, has not shown the same restraint.
“We put in a request with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to have 85 National Guard military police, simply to assist with the immense amount of traffic that we anticipate,” said Brooke Jung, who has served as Hopkinsville’s full-time eclipse coordinator since September.
The town of about 30,000 is near the Point of Greatest Eclipse, which means it’s where the moon will look biggest relative to the size of the sun. Not coincidentally, it’s also near the place where the eclipse will last the longest. That makes it especially appealing to astronomy enthusiasts.
“We probably get 50 calls about the eclipse a day, on average,” Jung said.
As for me? … yes indeed. I want to see it. I want to take off of work . I want to make sure that I am able to live through history….
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