A total solar eclipse will cross portions of the United States on April 8, 2024. Northern Spencer County is included in the path of totality, meaning the moon will fully hide the sun for a time that day. While that event is more than four years away, it’s not too early to start planning as it’s quite possible thousands of people from Kentucky, Tennessee and other areas to the south will visit Spencer County that Monday and the preceding weekend. This will create opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.
A planning meeting to discuss how the county might prepare for eclipse visitors in 2024 is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, at Los Dos Charros in Dale. The public is welcome to share ideas. Other gatherings will be held in 2020.