Emergency room unit extender says, “We do feel like the worst is yet to come but we will stand strong.”

Ashley Metcalf, left, and her co-workers, from left, Emily, Bethany, Victoria, Alex, Stacey, Alex, Jordan and Dr. Eric Guerrant at the Ephraim McDowell Memorial emergency room.

Vaught’s note: When I get a chance and frontline medical personnel have a chance to share information with us, I want to give them a chance. I reached out to Ashley Metcalf and she shared this information about what life on the front line is like now.


Here are some answers to the questions you had about working the front lines during this pandemic.

Could high schools quit taking cash for admission charge?

Will fans attending high school football games next year not be allowed to pay cash for admission? KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett says it could happen. (Melissa Sheron Photo)


Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett believes the current coronavirus will have long lasting implications for sports, including some ways that many are not projecting yet.

“The worst part for us is that the carrier group is a lot of the age group we deal (high school athletes). Will they learn better habits? The older generation is changing habits but will the younger generation?” Tackett said. “There will definitely be more precautions in place when things do return to what we now think of as normal.”

John Calipari believes Hall of Fame induction “well deserved” for former UK coach Eddie Sutton

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today

LEXINGTON — John Calipari hasn’t forgotten his mentors and one of them received a prestigious honor Saturday.

The Kentucky coach praised one of his predecessors at Kentucky, former Wildcats’ coach Eddie Sutton, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 29.

“Coach Sutton was always very kind to me as a young coach and I’ll never forget that,” Calipari tweeted Saturday. “I’m so happy for him and his family on this well-deserved honor.”

John Calipari warns Knicks not to give up on Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox (Jeff Houchin Photo)


Kevin Knox was only 20 year old when his second season in the NBA was suspended by the coronavirus. He was not having as good a second year as he did as a rookie and many criticized his defense and sometimes failure to keep moving on offense, two faults he had at times during his one year at Kentucky before he became a first-round draft pick.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said when Knox was drafted that the Knicks needed to give him time to develop.

Guest post: City commissioner praises local officials, worries about impact on small businesses

Denise Terry

Vaught’s Note: I reached out to Danville City Commissioner Denise Terry for her thoughts on how our city and county were handling the COVID-19 outbreak, what concerns her the most, what folks could do to help and anything else she felt we should know.


Of course I think our leaders and front lines are doing an outstanding job both in the preparation for this emergency and for keeping the public informed.

Dale Brown says John Calipari “most misunderstood coach” in country


Former LSU coach Dale Brown thinks Kentucky’s John Calipari is the “most misunderstood coach” in America.

“I really think he is a good guy. He loves people and loves those kids who play for him,” Brown said. “And he does so many good things that people do not know about.”

Brown remembered the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans — when UK won the national championship — when he had a chance to tell Calipari about “old-time coaches who did not have a nickel to their name” who the NCAA made buy Final Four tickets.

UK fan J.D. Shelburne to appear in Kentucky Tourism’s ‘Sound Travels’ Documentary Series Monday

Kentucky native J.D. Shelburne is featured On Kentucky Living Magazine April cover. The magazine is distributed to 460,000 households statewide.

Country music singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne is featured on the cover of the Kentucky Living Magazine’s April Edition. This well-known magazine is sent out to 460,000 homes and will instill Shelburne’s admirable sense of state pride in the hearts of many.

Known for his unwavering work ethic, undeniable talent and strong Kentucky roots, Shelburne embodies the ‘Unbridled Spirit’ of the Bluegrass State in an all-new digital & social media series called Sound Travels to promote Kentucky’s 2020 year of music.

Lincoln County Schools delivering lot of meals to students

Lincoln County schools have delivered over 15,000 meals to students since school was called off.

Vaught’s note: Every day I want to try to highlight something positive during this difficult time to maybe bring just a little positivity.


The Lincoln County Schools food service department has been providing free meals to students since school was called off because of the coronavirus epidemic.

Brad Smith, Lincoln schools communications/public relations, said meals are fixed at the kitchen of the Lincoln Student Support Center, packaged by certified nutritional staff and then available for pick up at designated sites. Each lunch also includes a breakfast bar for the following morning.

No summer recruiting, no problem for John Calipari

John Calipari spent a lot of time last summer recruiting Terrence Clarke. (Brewster Academy Photo)


The NCAA has put a ban on recruiting visits by players and off-campus recruiting by coaches through May 31st — and it could be extended.

One coach who would be fine with no summer recruiting is Kentucky coach John Calipari even if the COVID-19 concerns go away. He would be fine with no summer recruiting every year.

Guest post: Kindness of video call, bologna sandwich made me and my grandmother both happy

Betty Robertson got to see her granddaughter, Tina Cox, through a video call and also enjoy a bologna sandwich, her favorite, on Thursday.

By TINA COX, Contributing Writer

While getting ready for work Thursday morning (essential employee) I received a text message from Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center and my heart dropped.

My grandmother, Betty Robertson, lives there and it has been three weeks since I have been able to visit except to wish her Happy 94th Birthday on March 15th through her window.  The unimaginable passed through my mind as I clicked to read the message.