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Paducah Business To Hold Eclipse Fireworks Display

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (WPSD Local 6) - The owners of Traders Mall Flea Market in McCracken County say they want to make your eclipse experience even better.

They’re hosting a free fireworks show with free food and games from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 21.     

The fireworks will last for 1 minute during the total solar eclipse. The total time the sun is covered by the moon is 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

Some residents aren't thrilled about the display and its potential to disrupt the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse.

Traders Mall co-owner Richard Gray said the idea was to do something nice for the community. “We just thought that it would be a cool idea to come in and be able to do that and say we did something, and you were able to see fireworks, plus be able to see the eclipse at the same time," Gray said. 

In response to the opposition, he said: “This was never meant to hurt someone. This was always meant to be a good thing.”

Gray says unless a county official came to them with a notice that they could not shoot fireworks, they won’t cancel the show. 

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