I wish you good luck. I think the weather patterns for that area have a high probability of being clear. Paducah KY, also has a decent probability of clear weather. We're going to check the weather a day ahead of time and if necessary drive an hour or so in either direction to maximize chances. But if that whole area of the country is overcast then we're just SOL.
As it stands right now, if the prediction is for a clear day, then it's just a matter of finding a nice place to relax and watch the show. I'm going to rely on local relatives to figure that part out. We want an area which has some other people, but not too many.
One of the more interesting events in the area is the "Little Green Men" gathering which is near the point of greatest eclipse. "The Kelly “Little Green Men” Days Festival is focused on family fun. The festival is held yearly on the third weekend of August and commemorates the alleged landing of the ‘little green men’ on August 21, 1955 in Kelly, KY."
Notice that coincidentally, the point of greatest eclipse occurs at this location, exactly 62 years to the day, of the original Little Green Men visit.
I think that event would be fantastically fun, but the crowds will probably be daunting, and I try to avoid that.