"Paducah, Kentucky, is another good option at about 215 miles from Louisville. It has got eclipse viewing down pat after being in Monday's path of totality. Check out this city if you have an artistic bent.

Here's a look at this year's events: 

  • Fiber art: The city's National Quilt Museum showed off one of the world's most famous quilts, the Corona II: Solar Eclipse.
  • The art of food: Dry Ground Brewing Co. hosted a party with its eclipse-themed Umbra coffee milk stout.
  • The art of learning: Kentucky's only astronaut, Terry Wilcutt, was on hand Monday at the city's Challenger Learning Center.

By Taylor M. Riley and Sarah Riley, The Courier-Journal

View this preview of the April 2024 total solar eclipse here!