Many across the country are getting ready for the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21st across much of the continental United States. Those in Shelby County are also preparing for the eclipse, and the influx of visitors to the area due to the event.
Freddy Fry is with the Shelby County Office of tourism, and said although Shelbyville won't get the total eclipse, those in the area will still get to see a large portion of the sun be covered by the moon.
Fry says the eclipse should start just before noon that day, and warned viewers to make sure they have the proper eye protection to view the eclipse.
Eclipse viewing glasses are available at many locations across the region. Fry also warned against using your cell phone to try to take pictures.