Easter Sunday 2020 is finally here and it is safe to say we have never had one quite like this. For many of you, this would be the time that you head to church for your Easter Sunday service. Some of you might still be doing that and participating in a drive-in church.
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, this is one of the first true holiday’s we have had in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We have never experienced anything quite like this and for everyone’s sake, let’s hope that we learn from mistakes and never do again.
Here is the news you need to know to start your Sunday:
Gov. Beshear gives daily COVID-19 Update
In his daily briefing yesterday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear announced that the state of Kentucky now has 185 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the statewide total to 1,840.
In addition, he somberly said that there were four new deaths as a result of the virus.
Beshear further explained his decision to collect license plates at places of worship that remain open by saying, “Right now, we know of only 7 mass gatherings planned this weekend. That would be 42 deaths. If the same thing happened that happened in Hopkins County. So I’m willing to make an unpopular decision whatever it means for me in the future if I can save 42 people.”
Only 20 of Kentucky’s 120 counties do not have confirmed cases of the virus yet, but Gov. Beshear has admitted that he believes that it is in every county in the state.
One of Kentucky’s native sons announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with the virus. Musician and Eastern KY native Sturgill Simpson said on his social media channels yesterday that he has tested positive.
Newest Cat speaks on commitment to Kentucky
The newest Cat, Davion Mintz, made some of his first public comments about his commitment to Kentucky yesterday. In an interview with Absolute Basketball Experience, Mintz said that John Calipari told him, “‘Okay, if you work, your dreams are my dreams.’ It makes me want to play for a guy like that and give it my all.”
For more from that interview, you can click the link below for a complete recap including Mintz mentioning how Kentucky is a “dream come true.”
Matt Haarms puts Cats on his top ten
The other big name on the transfer market, Matt Haarms, announced his top ten schools yesterday. Haarms, a transfer from Purdue, will decide between: Arizona, Arkansas, Boston College, BYU, Gonzaga, Memphis, Minnesota, Texas Tech, UNC Greensboro and Kentucky.
Throwing my unbiased opinion out the window, if I am Haarms, my top three would be centered around Gonzaga, Arizona, and Kentucky. Gonzaga might be the best fit for his game, but Kentucky gives him an opportunity to play on a stage that he didn’t get playing for the Boilermakers.
Put me in the club of any time a 7’3″ guy with Power Five experience wants to play for you, you take him every time.
Yesterday should have been the Spring Game
Little did the fan above know that he was just telling the future when covering his face. Yesterday at noon should have been the UK Football team’s Spring Game. Don’t worry, I am with you going into the corner and crying again.
UK Hoops’ Sabrina Haines to sign with agent
One of the top players for UK Hoops last season has announced her intentions to play basketball at the next level. Sabrina Haines signed with KOYER Sports which deals with athletes who primarily play overseas; most notably Maci Morris and Taylor Murray.
Our UK Hoops beat writer went into depth on her decision at this link:
David Letterman turns 73; Other Celebrity Birthdays
Anytime we can give a shoutout to David Letterman we have to take it. The former Late Show host and man with one of the greatest beards in the country turns 73 years young today. Other celebrity birthdays include:
- Brendon Urie, 33
- Jennifer Morrison, 41
- Beverly Cleary, 104
- Claire Danes, 41
- Ed O’Neill, 74
There’s still time to reserve KSBar’s Easter Special
Easter will be a little different this year, but you can still celebrate at home. Make things a little easier with KSBar’s Easter Dinner Special. The restaurant will only be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, but you can go ahead and call in your order in advance at (859) 554-6081. Meals can feed two, four, or six people and include ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, green beans or baked beans and cornbread with honey butter.
That is the news you need to start your Easter Sunday. If you celebrate Easter, I hope you and your family can find a way to celebrate and stay healthy. If you don’t, I hope you have a great Sunday. Sports will be back soon and we can’t wait for that moment. Go Cats.