Sunday, May 15, 2016

Next eclipse meeting set for May 19

The next meeting for planning a local event tied to next year’s rare total solar eclipse will be at 2 p.m. next at The Peoples Bank in Marion. Organizers are hoping to schedule a community fun day the Saturday before the Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 event.

The eclipse will be the first since 1918 with a path of totality crossing the lower 48 states, and Crittenden County will have one of the longest viewing times in the country. Tens of thousands of people from around the world are expected to descend upon western Kentucky for the astrological phenomenon.