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Hopkinsville Opens Media Credential Request Portal for Solar Eclipse

The City of Hopkinsville is now accepting requests for media credentials through an online portal accessible through the “Press Room” tab of  Requests have already been received from local TV, newspaper and radio outlets from across the bluegrass.

Media credentials will be issued only to legitimate newspapers, news services, science publications, and other publications and internet sites that regularly cover astronomy, science or tourism, and national television and radio networks, and local television stations, at the discretion of event coordinators.

All requests must include the names and assignments of all persons expecting to cover the event because credentials will be issued only to the person(s) designated on the application. Credentials are intended for working media representatives only and are non-transferable. The misuse of credentials will result in the immediate forfeiture of media privileges. 

The deadline to submit a credential request is August 14, 2017. Upon review and approval of a news agency’s application, appropriate media credentials will be arranged and confirmation will be sent via email. Each person receiving a credential must pick up and sign for his/her credential at the Thomas Street Rec Center, located at 2600 Thomas Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

Credentialed media will receive access to appropriate/designated areas of the Media/VIP viewing area of the Point of Greatest Eclipse.  Interview requests with NASA scientists, Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks or Solar Eclipse Coordinator, Brooke Jung will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.  In addition to the best viewing location for the Solar Eclipse, media will have access to interact with and interview eclipse chasers and science enthusiasts from across the world at Orchard Dale Farm.

For information about the equipment needed to best capture a Solar Eclipse for your news outlet, please visit:

For additional information regarding requesting media credentials, contact Solar Eclipse Marketing & Events Consultant Brooke Jung at 270-887-4290 or