The last couple of days have definitely not gone the way I had expected them to, so I’m going to attempt to put some of my thoughts on paper.

The Second Region Tournament title may have been last Tuesday but it’s been the furthest thing from my mind since then.

When the news started coming in Thursday, I wasn’t sure what to think. Honestly, I’m still not sure what to think. This is uncharted waters in every sense of the term.

There are zero sports, nada, zilch.

Sports have been a part of my life for as long as I remember, it’s why I got into the profession I’m in. So believe me, it’s a struggle for the super fan to the common fan.

For a sports editor, it’s kind of a scary thing to think about. I’ve been asked several times what does this mean for the sports section at the Kentucky New Era and my hopeful answer is nothing, but we currently live in a world that’s changing by the second.

The reality is we won’t have professional or college sports for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean our work stops.

It just means we have to get a little bit more creative.

We’re going to use this opportunity, and yes, I’m calling it an opportunity, to peek behind the curtain, look under the rock and find stories that we usually wouldn’t see.

There is a list of stories we’ve wanted to write but with the daily grind, those have been pushed to the wayside. Now, those stories will be at the forefront.

Please let us know your ideas. Send an email to or a direct message to @tdixonKNE on Twitter.

We’re going to use this time to highlight those that may have been forgotten, that may not have gotten the credit they deserve during their time as an athlete in the southern Pennyrile.

We’re going to continue to do our jobs.

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