Eclipse map | Courtesy of NASA

We’re all eclipse-crazy today, so you may have missed these stories. We’re so eclipse-crazy, you might miss this one, too. Don your glasses. It might be nice if aliens took this opportunity to invade and save us. Just sayin’.

Traffic crawling toward site of eclipse totality

Reports today from people en route to Hopkinsville, Ky., one of the places that will experience eclipse totality this afternoon, indicate that traffic is crawling at certain points. The Courier-Journal reported that cars were traveling at 11 mph on parts of I-65 south, with other highways moving around 25 mph.

At 8:30 a.m., almost five hours before the eclipse will reach totality, The C-J reported that in Hopkinsville, US-41 northbound heading into the city had traffic moving between 6 and 8 mph on the 25-mph county road, and US-68 westbound also averaged speeds up to 8 mph on the 25-mph highway.

Currently, the Waze app and Google Maps are not reporting significant delays, but social media accounts are mixed.

Governor Bevin | Photo by Melissa Chipman

Bevin believes lack of Bible-learning led toward Charlottesville

This weekend, Raw Story reported that Gov. Matt Bevin told a conservative radio personality in West Virginia that the lack of Bible study in public school may have led to situations like the “mayhem” in Charlottesville, Va.

Radio host Tom Roten and Bevin spoke about the racial unrest in Charlottesville that led to the death of 32-year-old protestor Heather Heyer. Then Roten brought up the controversial bill that Bevin signed allowing the Bible to be taught in public schools.

“When you go back a couple hundred years, in most instances, the only textbooks that were actually in our public schools were the Bible,” said Bevin. “I mean, that was pretty much it. There may have been a few other augmented materials, but really no books. They didn’t have textbooks. The more we’ve removed any sense of spiritual obligation or moral higher authority … the more we’ve removed things that are biblically taught from society, the more we’ve seen the kind of mayhem that we were just discussing.”

Back in June, Bevin announced a plan to combat Louisville’s record homicide rate via groups of people regularly praying on street corners in high-crime neighborhoods.

Gravely Brewing Co. opens in Phoenix Hill

A new brewery and music venue opened in Phoenix Hill this weekend. Social media was all abuzz about the beers, the design of the venue and its partnership with a food truck operated by Mayan Café. Music will start in the fall.

Chef Bruce Ucán fans may be a wee bit bummed, though. His world-famous lima beans are not available from the truck.

“We still have to give people a reason to come to the Mayan Café,” co-owner Anne Shadle told Insider.


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