Melanie Wells
Students from Hodgenville Elementary School enjoyed watching the eclipse through their eclipse glasses. Pictured from left are Brayden Williams, Caden Thomas, Brooklyn Williams and Nikki Blair.
Experiencing the eclipse

People could be seen staring up at the sky with special solar eclipse viewers throughout LaRue County on Monday afternoon as they experienced an almost total eclipse.

Experts said that LaRue County experienced between 97 and 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. The moon started to eclipse the sun in LaRue County around 1 p.m., with peak coverage occurring around 2:28 p.m. and the eclipse completely ending around 4 p.m.